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Advent, Black Friday

Let’s Not Rush Jesus, Shall We?

With over half a dozen radio stations moving into all-Christmas music formats these days and the malls filled with stuffed bears singing Christmas Carols and...

Eclipsing Advent?

Read this in a heavy Yiddish accent: “And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For...
Advent, violence

God Whispers It’s OK

Fran over at Albany’s There Will be Bread blog has a really inspiring post today and reminds us that God has seen us through countless...
Advent, Christmas, Wacky theology

Jesus: In or Out

So the debate rages on in our house regarding this Christmas tradition: Do we put the baby Jesus in the manger or do we wait...
Advent, Blogging, Christmas

Wait for It

We’ve heard the term a number of times…mostly made famous now by Barney Stinson, the character on How I Met Your Mother played brilliantly by...
Advent, Campus Ministry, prayer, Saints

A St Joseph Advent Prayer

I held him in my arms While Mary rested Overwhelmed we were A long journey behind us A longer one in front of us I...
Advent, Saints
Advent, inspiration, prayer

Outward and Inward Hearts

On today’s feast of Christ the King, Fr. Jack Ledwon, my pastor, reminded me in this morning’s homily that Jesus is really the King of...
Advent, Christmas, Clergy and Laity