Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 10: For Mercy’s Sake …

In our joy, we think we hear a whisper. At first it is too soft. Then only half heard. We listen carefully as it gathers strength. We hear a sweetness. The word is Peace. — Maya Angelou from Amazing Peace   Mercy & Love I came across a quote from St. Thérèse of Lisieux: “The God… Continue reading Advent Day 10: For Mercy’s Sake …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 01: A Sacred Season …

Christmas is a swiftly moving season with few clear boundaries. The day after we've packed up our Halloween costumes, Hallmark Channel begins nearly two months of twenty-four-seven presentations of Christmas movies. Shortly thereafter, we are inundated with ads inviting us to shop early to get the best bargains. The holiday rush is in full swing… Continue reading Advent Day 01: A Sacred Season …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Finding God …

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. — 1 John 4:7-8, 12.   We are made of the sky's cloth and every thing is soul and flowering! I open… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Finding God …

Days In The Desert, Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Hope Anyway …

See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—indeed, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Hope Anyway …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Without Love …

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Without Love …

Days of Advent, Quotes

Advent Meditation: Love That Sees Us …

Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. — James 5:7-8 We live in… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Love That Sees Us …

Days of Advent, Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Different Every Year …

Every year we hear the same stories. Mary, Joseph, shepherds, angels, foreigners – all on different journeys and all converging in Bethlehem. These stories, carols, church services, school plays: the same every year but also different. Different because we are different every year. Every year we bring ourselves to these stories, and we’re always changing.… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Different Every Year …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 07: The Meaning Is In The Waiting …

There is within us a fundamental dis-ease, an unquenchable fire that renders us incapable, in this life, of ever coming to full peace. This desire lies at the centre of our lives, in the marrow of our bones, and in the deep recesses of the soul. We are not easeful human beings who occasionally get… Continue reading Advent Day 07: The Meaning Is In The Waiting …