Advent, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Journey with the Shepherds

For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 Throughout the accounts of the nativity story we encounter God working the extraordinary amidst the ordinary. Today, I find myself accompanying the shepherds in their journey this advent, beside the… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Journey with the Shepherds

Advent, Contemplation & Spirituality, Guest Post, Uncategorized

Guest Post: The Present

The following guest post comes from an Advent Taize service led by my close friend and colleague from Loyola Chicago, Paula Kowalkowski. Readings: Deuteronomy 30:15-20                     Luke 1:26-38 The idea for this reflection came to me right after the 4th of July – lots of hot… Continue reading Guest Post: The Present

Advent, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Examen-ing Obedience

o·be·di·ence noun compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another's authority compliance, acquiescence, tractability, amenability;  Truthfully when we hear the word obedience it is not well received. In part because it requires another less desired virtue, that of humility. And yet when we take time to reflect on advent the models of obedience witnessed… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Examen-ing Obedience

Advent, Embracing the Ordinary, Motherhood

This Advent: Be a Witness

Those close to me know the great joy I receive from helping others. And yet time and time again, God has repeatedly shown immense blessings that could only be found through humility and from the depths of my own need. The following modern story is one such instance, that came to mind in reflecting on Mary's… Continue reading This Advent: Be a Witness

Advent, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Sing With Me

I have always loved to sing. Whether acapella or accompanied , in the shower, car or kitchen..music carries me through even the smallest of duties. Though my voice is nothing extraordinary, it has purpose and passion in every note and tune carried. It takes heart that when it is lifted in praise to its Creator that truly… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Sing With Me

Advent, Embracing the Ordinary, Uncategorized

This Advent: Clean House!

You may have heard the expression that "cleanliness is next to Godliness" and without a doubt this would not be a beloved mantra by most. Yesterday just so happened to be my opportunity to catch up on all the neglected household chores of the week. From the kitchen to the bathrooms, floors and counter tops,… Continue reading This Advent: Clean House!