Worth Revisiting: He WILL Come

He will come, He will come. I can trust that He will come. For He comes even on a  frosty whisper, Lighting the darkness with pinpoints of hope. Just as the stars appear each dark night. He will come, In spite of myself; my shortcomings and failings; His arrival does not depend on my preparations. Only that I wait expectantly in the dark. In the silence If I … Continue reading Worth Revisiting: He WILL Come

Pregnant During Advent

I discovered Advent is a special time for pregnant women when two of my pregnancies were during this season. I really did identify with the pregnant Mary. For one thing I was relieved I did not go to the hospital, huge, uncomfortable and ready to deliver on the back of a donkey! I try to be grateful for big mercies. One Advent baby was born on … Continue reading Pregnant During Advent

Inspired by a Pregnant Mary

 In Greenbush, the snow is falling straight down in huge flakes, coating each branch and twig with a thick coating of snow. The snow literally absorbs sound waves and the effect is a quiet, peaceful, pure white oasis. In the middle of this deep silence, the thought popped into my mind that it is also the second week of Advent,  a time of silent waiting. Let … Continue reading Inspired by a Pregnant Mary

Small Success Thursday: Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Gloria in excelsis Deo, it is already the third week in Advent, time to rejoice with the angels as we prepare to celebrate His birth in our hearts. I love good, inspired art, everything from stained glass, icons, the old masters and modern Christian painters. When an artist paints in and with the Holy Spirit, his creations are imbued with power, a spiritual power that … Continue reading Small Success Thursday: Gloria in Excelsis Deo

7QT Friday: St. Lucy Day and Our Lucy

Today is Dec. 13,  Saint Lucy Day. We named our youngest daughter Lucy. Our oldest daughter mockingly suggested the name Lucy when I was pregnant with our ninth child. My husband’s head snapped up and he said, “That’s it! That is what we will call her.” My daughter was appalled, “Dad I was kidding. You can’t name a kid LUCY!” But we loved that name because … Continue reading 7QT Friday: St. Lucy Day and Our Lucy

Small Success Thursday

I could not simply jump into a list of success stories without honouring our Lady because today is the feast of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe.  In 1521 – Our Blessed Mother appeared to San Juan Diego on the Hill of Tepeyac, near Mexico City. It is a marvelous story to tell children. To prove that he had really seen Mary, when Juan Diego opened … Continue reading Small Success Thursday

All HE Needs

We tend to rush around during Advent to get everything done before Christmas but the Church calls us to stand still in our hearts, waiting in silence, listening for the voice of God. Word sensed interiorly:          You think you are building my Church With all your hectic activity. BUT You are just getting in My way, Hindering my Spirit’s true purpose. … Continue reading All HE Needs

Advent Wreath Linkup

Our Advent Wreath this year is a not actually a wreath at all but  simply a pile of  cedar branches, encircling  four Advent candles with a simple carving of Mary praying, carved by a dear friend. A bit unusual but fitting because Advent is a time of waiting in prayer and in simplicity for the coming of Christ, the Light of the World. ADVENT PRAYER  … Continue reading Advent Wreath Linkup

Advent Wreath Prayers

There is no better way to prepare our hearts to receive Christ than to light the candles of the Advent wreath every evening in the weeks leading up to Christmas.The Catholic Church understand the power of symbols and the physical act of lighting candles and saying short prayers really does open our spiritual selves to the real Light of the World, Christ. [On the Saturday before the … Continue reading Advent Wreath Prayers

Keep Christ in Christmas: Waiting in Expectation Like a Child

“I assure you,” He said, “unless you are converted and become like children, , you will never get into the kingdom of heaven…” Matthew 18:4 Advent is a time of waiting, waiting in the dark, In Canada, it is cold and in  Greenbush, the snow is falling straight down in huge flakes which absorb sound waves and intensifies the silence of our country home. A deep silence combined with a thick covering of white, clinging to … Continue reading Keep Christ in Christmas: Waiting in Expectation Like a Child

7 Quick Takes Friday

It seems every week that God is setting me free a bit more.  Now while I write,  I sense the Holy Spirit. Writers in past centuries called this the Muse.  Christians know that this is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Writing is joyful, uplifting and effortless.   Suddenly an idea springs into my mind. So many thoughts start flowing through my mind it is as if I … Continue reading 7 Quick Takes Friday