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Monday, December 23, 2013

Faith In Culture

Faith In Culture

This is a little bit I want to try to once a week. But, that of course, is ambitious.  I will be finding the sacred in the secular world.  Because sometimes we need a little something that whispers God's love to us, it may not come in the form of a scripture or some holy book.

He may just send you an angel to sing to you and love you. 

This song is especially beautiful and resonates the comfort that God offers to us. It is our gift to accept. Perfect love, sung in an angel's voice.

May the ever-loving God bless your day.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Advent 2013

Some of the fun things about being a Catholic is the many traditions that are practiced.  One, which we practice at home, is the lighting of the Advent candles.

Traditionally, these are lit on Sundays each representing each of the four weeks of Advent. We light them throughout the week and eat candle light dinners by them.  My kids absolutely love this Advent tradition. There is something about handling fire that is very attractive to young people. Surprisingly, we have very thoughtful conversations during our dinners. 

For a great explanation of the symbolism of the Advent Wreath visit Catholic Education Resource Center.

The little reindeer advent calendar hangs on the door in the background.  It doesn't seem to warrant as much attention as the wreath.