Category Archives: Advent

The Christmas Surprise

I wonder what happens to wonder as we age? How about the word anticipation? Or, how about that churchy word, awe. If I hear one more young person say, “It’s an awesome movie, you gotta see it” then I’ll lose … Continue reading

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Advent’s “Perfection”

What’s the word I’m looking for. Is it unparalleled or incomparable? Is it faultless or flawless? No, those are not the words I want. The word I want is “perfect.” We look at someone in a wheelchair and thing to … Continue reading

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Advent’s “Sidekick”

“One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals.” John the Baptist We all tend to think that we’re important people…and we are, yet how many times in … Continue reading

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“Follow the Fellow”

(The Christian seasons of Advent & Easter meets Jesus Christ through the music of Broadway) “On the day I was born, Said my father, said he. I’ve an elegant legacy Waitin’ for ye, ‘Tis rhyme for your lips And a … Continue reading

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“The Holy Family” & Ours

A terrible blow to families and psychology happened in the 1980’s when the word “dysfunctional” became vogue when applied to families. Lots of books sold and lots of talks, especially in our family on how we became this word. Every other … Continue reading

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“Keep Your Fork,” Christmas Reflection

God sent His Son, His only Son to bring the world redemption through love, mercy, and hope. We acknowledge and honor that great event once again. God did a pretty good job, don’t you think? Jesus did a pretty good … Continue reading

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“Behold,” Fourth Sunday of Advent

“Behold.” The word says what it all. Underused, but colorfully trustworthy. The curtain’s been lifted. There are no strings attached. There is no agenda. The package has arrived. The fat lady just sang. The boat’s docked. The alarm went off. … Continue reading

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“Rejoice,” Third Sunday in Advent

Isaiah, “I rejoice heartily in the LORD, in my God is the joy of my soul…” St. Paul, “Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophetic utterances. Test everything; retain what is good. Brothers and sisters: Rejoice always. Pray … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Advent

“Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come. It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his own work, and … Continue reading

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Advent Theme: “Do Your Homework”

Jesus says, “Be prepared and stay awake because we know neither the day nor the hour.” Walking home from grade school there was no backpack for me. It wasn’t invented yet for children, just for military soldiers. For me it … Continue reading

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