It feels like just yesterday I was advocating that we take joy from the beautiful browns and earthy colours that November is dressed in and here we are already in December with six days of Advent already spent. I actually did not have to think deep and hard … Continue reading7 Quick Takes Friday Christmas Dinner!
Merry Chr….. Wait! Hold up! Stop what you are doing! It’s not Christmas yet! Are you thinking to yourself, “What? I thought I saw all kinds of Christmas trees and angels, lights and cheery Santas. Not only that but there is Christmas music on the … Continue readingAdvent- A Journey to the Manger
Happy New Year, Catholics! It’s a new liturgical year for us as Catholics which, as you probably know by now, starts with Advent. Personally, I have seen posts about Advent for several weeks now on practically every blog I follow, including this one. The Catholic … Continue reading7 Quick Takes Friday, no. 8: Advent Traditions
Christmas is a sentimental time for most people. For me it is an extremely happy time because I can bask in the glow of warm memories. My recollections, however, may be quite different from those of my friends. My life began in the town of Trier, … Continue readingCHRISTmas memories of a German child
Family feasts, opening presents, heading to Mass together; these are the stuff of family gatherings at Christmas. Along with imagery of tinsel, nativities, Christmas trees, and the Christ candle lit. Every year, this has been part and parcel to my Christmas experience making this time … Continue readingI’ll Be Home For Christmas