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Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Advent2016

My Favorite Christmas Characters...

Advent2016 Humor

My Favorite Christmas Characters...

Frosty the Snow Man Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Hark the Hearld Angel

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A New Ark of the Covenant

Advent2016 Luke Mary Meditations Poetry Scripture

A New Ark of the Covenant

Luke 1:46-56 The new ark, house of gold with haste unto the hills to kinswoman, barren, now with child Holy Spirit filled. Simple greeting brings the grace A new David dances unconcerned Elizabeth filled exclaims aloud blessed be thy womb How can this be Why me this grace the mother of my Lord of such familiar face. Too good to me is the Lord above the fulfillment of the promise in one I dearly love. Enmity, enmity garden, serpent, Eve the crushing of his head does now begin with thee Magnify the Lord chosen handmaid, fair His mercy now forever...

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Please, Oh Mary, Say "YES"

Advent2016 Luke Mary Meditations Scripture

Please, Oh Mary, Say "YES"

I read this Saturday in the Office of Readings and it really stuck with me. Fr. Hahn also mentions it in his homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. A sermon of St Bernard You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him to return to God who sent him. We too are waiting, O Lady, for your word of compassion; the sentence of condemnation weighs heavily upon us. The price...

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Unanswered Prayers

Advent2016 Luke Meditations Scripture

Unanswered Prayers

Luke 1:5-25 Whenever I take the time to look back on my life I am amazed at the goodness of God. Especially so in light of my wandering ways. When I look back at the things I asked for and what was given to me instead I am filled with praise and thanksgiving. Like the country song says, "some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers." Scripture tells us that God's ways are not our ways and sometimes this just plain stinks! Yet, God is a loving Father who knows what is best for us. He has a plan for...

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An Eternal Family Tree

Advent2016 Matthew Meditations Scripture

An Eternal Family Tree

Matthew 1:1-17 I often like to contemplate the chain of events that brought me to existence. I wonder what sort of things had to happen for my father and mother to meet. Then I dive deeper in grandparents, great-grandparents and on and on. Could one missed appointment have meant my not being born. Could a premature death changed our family's lineage forever. I also like to think about the people in my lineage. Were they honorable? Thieves? Nobles? Murderers? Servants? Were there adulterers? Kings? Lords? Peasants? In this way, my family history fascinates me. Today we are introduced to Jesus,...

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