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Scenes From a Merry Christmas 2014 (finally!) PONDERED IN MY HEART - January 14, 2015 ... to contemplate, to try to behold. We mere mortals do our best, and rejoice. Kisses for the newborn Babe, freshly placed in the stable by that new priest. And the joy, it overflows. Back to church again in the morning for Christmas Mass During the Daytime. After morning Mass we have tea and enjoy Christmas cookies (having sampled our first ones after the Midnight Mass). Our new tradition is to take this time to try and guess and finally reveal who our ...http://ponderedinmyheart.typepad.com/pondered_in_my_heart/2015/01/scenes-from-a-merry-christmas.html
Why Doesn't God Hear Me ? DO NOT BE ANXIOUS - December 14, 2014 ... party invite: This event will make me happy, but ….. will it bring me joy? These are close, humble people, and a stranger would attend their party with gifts and special food, and then they'd thank me and talk to me and focus on this stranger in their midst --- and, yes, that would make me happy. ME. At that moment in the chapel, I suddenly realized, my happiness would arise from being noticed, and not from the joy for which they gathered, as a faith ...http://do-not-be-anxious.blogspot.com/2014/12/why-doesnt-god-hear-me.html
Advent Calendar Overload & Who Escaped From the Nativity Scene During the Off Season?! - First Sunday of Advent 2014 LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - December 1, 2014 ... liturgical year. And the evidence is in the sheer volume of Advent-related products my family and I own. I think the children's Advent calendars had a breeding situation going on because there seems to be a LOT of them this year, but we'll come back to that in a moment. This year I decided to get an Advent calendar of my VERY OWN, one in which *I* was responsible for opening the windows, no tiny, sticky hands allowed. I ordered it well in advance of Advent, but UPS was having ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2014/12/advent-calendar-overload-who-escaped.html