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Advent Silence

Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem likely inclued times of contemplative silence. Sara invites us to consider the importance of this practice in our own lives.
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The Heart of Advent

Similar to Mary and Joseph, I will be asked to see and experience the God of the universe coming to meet me wearing an unlikely disguise. Mary and Joseph met God as a vulnerable infant. You and I will meet God as a simple piece of unleavened bread.
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Newborn Wonder

Christmas Wonderings

When each of my three children were born and the midwife lifted them up for me to see and placed them on my chest all I could do was stare at them and whisper, “Oh my God. Oh my God.”…

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An Advent Hymn

This handpainted image, painted by Laura Ercolino of Bloom and Create Designs, LLC, was inspired by the lyrics to "Advent Hymn", which is our Monday morning prayer this week. See links below to download a copy of Laura's painting! An…

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An Advent Prayer

Heavenly Father, it is my great desire to grow closer to You through this Advent season. Lord, even in the midst of the busy-ness, I will seek You. With Your help, I will keep my heart and mind focused on…

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Busy and Holy

Last year I had the privilege of speaking at an Advent by Candlelight event at a lovely Catholic church in Mount Holly, NJ. Below is an excerpt from my talk along with a download to help us all hold onto the ‘holy’…

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