Category Archives: Advent

FINDING THE HOLY IN THE HOLIDAYS (David Whyte)

A good friend posted this on my Facebook wall today, and I wanted to share it here…with a wish for a merry, happy, holy, safe Christmas for all who pass this way, and wishes for safe, happy, healthy passage through … Continue reading

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Advent Contemplations – Is Peace Possible?

Is it safe to say that the most fervent wish in most (if not all) of our hearts is “world peace”? I know that when my birthday cake sits in front of me and I have to make a wish, … Continue reading

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Advent Contemplations: Treasuring the Old Ones

On a recent visit with my in-laws, my husband’s brother told us a story that really touched my heart. It dated back to his younger days when he was supervising a work project that involved loading railway ties and iron … Continue reading

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Advent Contemplations: Being Light, Despite All

I’m an avid reader of anything and everything written by Henri Nouwen. My first Henri Nouwen book was “Out of Solitude” in the late-70’s. It so resonated and provided such comforting and helpful insights that I couldn’t get enough of his writings. … Continue reading

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Advent Contemplations – We Get The Christmas We Prepare For

I met a priest once. Actually I’ve met lots of priests, some of whom were (RIP Basil) and still are (thank you Louis) much-cherished friends and mentors in my life. But this one has always, from the moment we met, … Continue reading

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