Advent with Mary

Advent.  A time of waiting.  A time of joy.  A time of repentance.  A time of hope.  A time of growth.  A time to quiet ourselves so that we can hear the Christ Child when He comes into the world. I do love the season of Advent.  It's a new season in the Liturgical Year, …

God Nudges

I have entered a fascinating new period of motherhood. One I have longed for deeply, one I have tried to push myself into unsuccessfully, one I had almost given up hope of ever entering, and one I finally resigned myself to the thought that if God wants, and when He wants, I will enter. Well, …

Joy in Autumn

A crisp autumn day.  Fall has taken its time to come, but finally it has arrived.  The colder air came first, but now the leaves on the trees have begun to change - some bright reds and oranges, some mild golden leaves, an occasional purple bunch, and of course, many that are still green.  Each …