By waiting and by calm

It’s not always easy to remain calm, is it? That’s especially true when we’re waiting for something really important. Here are some beautiful Advent words from Isaiah to inspire us today: “By waiting and by calm you shall be saved,┬áin quiet and in trust your strength lies.” – Isaiah 30:15

The Living Jesus Waits for Us

If we played the Word Association game, what would you respond to the word, “Advent?” I’ll bet it would be at least some of the following: Waiting, longing, anticipation, preparation, sacrifice, prayer, hope, yearning, expectation, suspense, watchfulness, vigilance, ardor, striving, pretension, or even eagerness. Yes, Advent involves all of these Read more…

Happy New Year!

Today, we celebrate a New Year’s Day in the Catholic Church. Not unlike the secular New Year’s Day we celebrate in the secular world, the First Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the new liturgical year. It also marks our time of longing and anticipation for the coming of Read more…