The Magi

Ah Christmas! We enjoy the sights, the smells, and the sounds. We think of the angels, the manger, the shepherds and the Magi. All of them remind us of Bethlehem (and if you want the background on why it was …

Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas has come and, with it, so has our Savior Jesus Christ! Advent has passed away and we now enter into the liturgical Christmas season. The cumulative carol The Twelve Days of Christmas has twelve verses describing gifts bestowed by

The Christmas Wonder of a Child

Christmas has always been a special time for me. As a child, the whole month of December was a magical and joyous time, filled with traditions and activities that kept the wonder of the season alive! For our family, and …

Confession: Peace and Hope Restored

Advent is here, and as one of the two penitential seasons of the church, now would be a good time to begin our preparations before the “Holiday Rush” overtakes us.

I came across some great insights on penitence in a

Are we ready for Christmas?

The 2014 documentary, The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young, is a film about a 100+ mile endurance race in the mountains of Tennessee. It is a cult-like race based on an historic prison escape, which tests the …