Play Handel’s Messiah today and whenever you’re “Jingle Belled” out during the Christmas carol season.
Plan a cookie swap with friends. That way you’ll have plenty of cookies on hand to share with everyone from your neighbor to the friendly lady at the post office.
Make plans now to go to Confession during the Advent season. Most churches offer a special penitential service during the season, or check your parish’s regular Confession schedule. If you’ve been away from the sacrament for awhile, have no fear. What better way to prepare your heart for Jesus than to give it a cleanRead the whole post >>
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which marks the beginning of the Advent season. I don’t know about you, but try as I might I often get so caught up in all the peripheral holiday things – baking cookies, buying gifts, writing out Christmas cards, etc. – that I’m distracted and not nearly asRead the whole post >>
Madeline has always loved this time of year. When she was only a little over a month old her first Christmas, I recall her being mesmerized by the tree’s twinkling lights. As a toddler she tore into presents and smiled when I crooned Christmas carols. Last year she delighted in the magic of the seasonRead the whole post >>