Trying to get re-organized after a major holiday is always a struggle. There is always so much fatigue, apathy and confusion to overcome. After Christmas day, you also have to contend with children excitedly stewing toys from room to room. I have no magic formula for this. In fact, I'll be honest and say that … Continue reading Of shoes and ships and railroad tracks, and doll houses and things…
As I mentioned before, this feast is always a struggle for me. Matthew 2:16-18 16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according … Continue reading The fifth day of Christmas: the Holy Innocents
This is a hilarious and on-the-money post about knitting by Alana at Morning Coffee. I don't knit (yet) but this can very easily be applied to crocheting. I absolutely laughed aloud as I read it. So, lets pretend you are at the "I knit scarves" stage of back and forth knitting business. Here's is your step … Continue reading Wise observations about knitting
...it was the feast of St. Stephen. Fr. Benedict posted about him so I'll just add this: St. Wenceslaus Good King Wenceslaus looked out on the feast of Stephen, when the snow lay round about deep and crisp and even. Brightly shone the moon that night though the frost was cruel, when a poor man … Continue reading On the third day of Christmas…(Music Monday)
...snow! After what I said about the children being disappointed at the lack of snow yesterday, it was rather a shock to go outside to head to church this morning and see snow flurries. The flakes were tiny and of course nothing was sticking, but there it was all the same. Those were some excited … Continue reading On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Praying everyone has a joyful Christmas! It's cold and quite windy here. Father said it's trying to sprinkle. I wish that meant snow. I have several family members who are probably getting snow right now. Our children were expecting some, just because it was Christmas. Never mind that it's never snowed on Christmas before and now we are … Continue reading Christ is born! Glorify Him!
People are born and die every day. People get sick, recover, worsen, go home, go to the hospital. People buy houses, are thrown on the street. Families are made and families break apart. Good deeds and heinous ones happen. We are accustomed to this and while some of it touches us, out of a sense … Continue reading Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Pause for a moment of stillness in the midst of the whirl: "Remember, too, the struggles of His holy Mother. We know the Christmas story. She did not. It was all new for her. She journeys with Joseph, knowing full well that her time is near. At last they arrive at the inn. But there is no … Continue reading "Everything was going wrong…"
Please keep Christians in Iraq and (other countries in which they are persecuted) in your prayers this Christmas. KIRKUK, Iraq (12/22/10) -- Christians across Iraq have been living in fear since the assault on Our Lady of Salvation Church as its Catholic congregation was celebrating Sunday Mass. Sixty-eight people were killed. Days later Islamic insurgents bombed … Continue reading Pray for Persecuted Christians