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…… 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…… 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…… 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…… Continue reading Advent Wreath Linkup

Advent Prayers of the Heart, For the Heart

                                       ADVENT PRAYER  God of power and mercy, open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy, so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him when…… Continue reading Advent Prayers of the Heart, For the Heart

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…… 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…… Continue reading Keep Christ in Christmas: Waiting in Expectation Like a Child