Are You a Secret Cynic?

Advent is a time of waiting, waiting in silence, in the dark. But how do we wait? Do we wait stoically or with joy? Do we wait like a child, a child who trusts that his daddy will keep His promises or have life’s disappointments left us jaded and closed off to any spiritual surprises?…… Continue reading Are You a Secret Cynic?

Friendship Friday: An Unorthodox Advent Wreath

Friendship Friday – A Season To Celebrate My Advent wreath is  unusual this year because it is a not actually a wreath at all but simply a pile of  cedar branches, encircling  four Advent candles with a simple carving of Mary praying, carved by a dear friend. A bit unusual but fitting because Advent is a time of…… Continue reading Friendship Friday: An Unorthodox Advent Wreath

Inspired by a Pregnant Mary

 In Greenbush, the snow is falling straight down in huge flakes, coating each branch and twig with a thick coating of snow. The snow literally absorbs sound waves and the effect is a quiet, peaceful, pure white oasis. In the middle of this deep silence, the thought popped into my mind that it is also…… Continue reading Inspired by a Pregnant Mary