A Miraculous Family Tree

And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 Out of all the readings in Advent, the genealogy of Jesus is one that many people find a little boring. Some question why we bother reading it at […]

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Fully Human, Fully Divine

I work part time at a church supply store, and when I was standing behind the counter yesterday, an elderly woman with a portable shopping cart walked in to look at a gold and white Star of Bethlehem banner hanging in the window. She stood gazing up at the star for a few moments, and […]

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You Are Never Alone

“O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You understand my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down;You are aware of all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, You know all about it O LORD.”  Psalm […]

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What Are You Opening for Christmas?

My fiancé and I had decided not to exchange presents this year, but all that changed the other day when we each acknowledged that we needed a couple of things. He found a hat that he liked, so I grabbed it from his hands before he could get to the checkout line with it and […]

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This Little Light of Mine

No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. Matthew  5:15 Last Sunday at Mass, the choir sang a beautiful version of This Little Light of Mine, with the addition of “Jesus gave it to me.” […]

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Be Where Your Hands Are

God lives in the present moment. He created us to breathe one breath at a time, and live one moment at a time. Why is it so hard to stay there? In this world of distractions, it seems like everything screams out for our immediate attention. We get stuck in limbo, pulled this way and that. […]

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Let It Be Done to Me

“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”  Luke 1:38 It is these words of Mary that changed the course of human history forever. With her ‘yes’, she made it possible for God to visit us in the flesh, in the form of Jesus. And […]

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