There is a new bright spot in Bethlehem, and it arrived just in time for Advent and Christmas! A fragment of wood believed to be a part of the crib where the Virgin Mary laid Jesus on that first Christmas morning 2,000 years ago came back to the Holy Land from the Vatican.
Advent is my favorite season. Each year I find myself so grateful that the Church knows just what I need in order to prepare my heart for Christ’s coming. This time of waiting is such a gift that I look forward to it every year—I even long for it!
Before you start down a rabbit hole of anxious planning, don't forget that, as we face any situation, God's grace is there too - in abundance! It's always easier to recall God's presence and peace when we have visible reminders of that presence in front of us. With that in mind, we present for your reflective, lighthearted enjoy[...]
If you're anything like me, once Thanksgiving has come and gone, Christmas can't come soon enough. There's just something about decking the halls and James Taylor At Christmas that brings out my inner child and an even greater sense of joy during the month of December.But with all the excitement of the Christmas season, it can b[...]
Joy is a funny thing.It’s a word that is thrown around to describe as many types of circumstances as one can think of. People speak of joy in many ways. They will say they are overjoyed that: they had enough coffee grounds left to make one last cup of joe they recently found out that they are expecting a child they made it on[...]