“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” Romans 8:18-19 The Christmas season for me as a child was an incredible lesson in learning to wait. First, I hadContinue reading “ADVENT: Waiting With Anticipation”
I watched with the eyes and heart of the young child I was as my father picked up a box. It was time to decorate the Christmas tree. It was something we always did the day after Thanksgiving. My father had strung the lights on the tree and wrapped it in shiny silver garland. MyContinue reading “The Christmas Cardinal”
Merry Christmas to my family and friends. May you enjoy the silent and holy night and find that heavenly peace.
Prepare a Place for Him
REJOICING IN REPLY Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.Fire goes before him and burns up his adversaries all around.His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth.” PsalmContinue reading
“But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 1:20 Besides Jesus, there is a lot of attention paidContinue reading “A MAN OF FAITH”
“Lights please”… Linus says, setting the stage for his recitation of the words of the heavenly hosts to the shepherds: “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the LordContinue reading “THAT’S WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT, CHARLIE BROWN”
“And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” Luke 2:18-19 I love this part of the Christmas story. I imagine the shepherds, having just seen the Newborn King, left in awe and amazement, proclaiming to everyone what had happened. Continue reading “MARY PONDERED”