Sharing the Word for December 14, 2021
At some time or another we all find ourselves distressed, broken, poor, in need of God’s help. But whatever our trouble may be we can be confident that the Lord will help us if we call on him.
Saint John of the Cross
Saint John of the Cross was a 16th century reformer of the Carmelite way of life. Together with Saint Teresa of Avila, he lived the primitive Rule of their Order, and paid a dear price for his commitment to reform and authentic living. Saint John of the Cross died in 1591.
Day Seventeen: A Catholic Family Advent
A part of my family’s Advent tradition is to have everyone choose a name off the giving tree in the back of our parish church. The kids enjoy trying to find someone their age and maybe with similar interests. It is always eye-opening to me to see their reactions when they see those on the tree asking for basic things, rather than the latest, greatest toys.
Patience and Grace
Advent is a time to wait in hope for the birth of Jesus. It requires patience on our part—and therein lies the struggle for many. God loves you in spite of it.
The Gifts of Advent Day 17: Don’t Let Regret Hold You Back
If you don’t already have a gratitude journal, now might be the time to begin one. It doesn’t need to be fancy. A plain spiral notebook will do, or even a sheet of paper.
Mourning, prayer and a resolve to rebuild follow devastating tornadoes
Mourning, prayer and a resolve to rebuild shattered lives, homes and businesses in Mayfield followed one of the most powerful twisters in U.S. history that leveled the city of 10,000 in western Kentucky overnight Dec. 10.