When we think about prayer, sometimes we are filled with images of the saints caught up in wonder, their faces alight with love for God with arms outstretched, ready to accept whatever the Lord wishes to give. Some days, that’s us too! But there is another type of prayer. The prayer of those who come [...]Continue Reading
November 16, 2016
November 11, 2016
When we think of Advent calendars we think of counting down the days to the birth of Jesus, and the daily chocolate treat that typically comes with it. But what are your alternatives if your child can’t eat sugar or chocolate, or you simply want to have a healthier Advent option? Fortunately, there are plenty [...]Continue Reading
November 9, 2016
Create an extra-memorable Advent this year by giving your loved ones a small token of your appreciation every day. This could be something fun to do together or a gift that may only cost a few dollars. Below we share a few of our favorite ideas.
7 Advent Gifts that Are Perfect for Everyone
1. Coupons [...]
November 7, 2016
The anticipation of a wonderful event can almost be as delicious as its arrival. So it is with Advent season. As we move closer to the birth of Jesus, hope, faith and excitement grows. This is why each week of Advent has a theme that reflects these emotions that certainly must have been felt thousands [...]Continue Reading
October 27, 2016
Advent isn’t just for church. Bring home the celebration of Christ’s birth, and keep Jesus at the center of your holiday activities, with fun family activities and centuries-old traditions. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
4 Common Advent Traditions
Over the centuries, Advent traditions heightened the excitement of the birth of Christ through activities [...]
October 26, 2016
When you celebrate Advent, you are joining a proud lineage of faithful Catholics from as early as the fourth century and beyond.
However, when Advent began more than a millennium ago, it looked nothing like it does today. Back then, Advent practices focused mostly on fasting, according to the Catholic Education Resource Center, although they admit [...]
October 25, 2016
If you ever feel overwhelmed with the commercialization of the holidays, focus on the symbols that surround you which are a reminder of the coming of our Lord Jesus.
Consider Philippians 4:8:
“Finally, brothers, let your minds be filled with everything that is true, everything that is honorable, everything that is upright and pure, everything that we [...]
October 19, 2016
From Thanksgiving to January, we can become overwhelmed with the busyness of Christmas preparations and too easily forget the reason for the season: the birth of our beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
If you are eager to make Christ’s birth the focus of Christmas festivities from the very start of the holidays ,it may be [...]
October 12, 2016
Throughout history, Christians have had to face a variety of struggles in the various cultures and lands they’ve settled in. Due to the unique nature of their religion, which calls them to, “Preach the Gospel to every nation…” this often puts them at odds with the nations they live in. This reality is being played [...]Continue Reading
July 13, 2016
Do you ever wonder about how the Christian faith was professed throughout the ages, from its earliest days to today? Why were the early Christians willing to die to protect a single iota of the creed? Why have the Judeans, Romans, and Persians—among others—seen the Christian creed as a threat to the established social order? [...]Continue Reading