Christmas

This makes me think…. about the magnitude of Christ’s gift to us

“O Deity eternal, O high eternal Deity, O sovereign, eternal Father, O ever-burning fire!… What do Your bounty and Your grandeur show? The gift You have given to man. And what gift have You given? Your whole self, O eternal Trinity. And where did You give Yourself? In the stable of our humanity, which had…

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Among Women 171: The Joy of the Incarnation

This week on Among Women we think about the coming of Christmas through the eyes of Mary, as told by St Ephrem the Syrian, a 4th century Doctor of the Church. We examine some of his Nativity Hymns, in a departure from our usual saint segment that typically profiles women saints — after all, he…

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Give Books as Christmas Gifts this year…

I love my publisher, Ave Maria Press… and yes, this is a little commercial for the joy of giving books as Christmas gifts. You just might want to do some Christmas shopping over there, or wherever you buy your favorite books. Some of my best pals have books at Ave Maria Press…. and many of…

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Advent Journal Entry: Advent Advice from Isaiah 1:5

Isaiah 1: 5: “….come, let us walk in the light of the Lord.”   Come… What a beautifully simple invitation. To come. It’s a opportunity. It’s a journey. It’s a call. It’s a visit. God wants us to come to him this season. As he comes to us. God wants us to be with him…

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The F.U.N. Quotient… keeping Christmas still, with one of my favorite hymns of all time. Listen here!

  Honestly, another one of my favorite recordings of this was made by the Daughters of St Paul, you can find it on this app, or here.

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Among Women Podcast #153: Joy!

This week’s episode is a special edition of Among Women, where we depart from our normal format and take time to consider a subject more in depth, with input from our listening audience. In this episode I spend some time sharing on the subject of joy, and how J.O.Y. is an acronym for a Christian…

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