Advent

People Sat in Great Darkness

“When in your life did you know God was present but just couldn’t see or understand what was happening at the time?” On The Well’s latest blog post, Katie Sample reflects on how we can often miss God’s presence.

Advent Series: Light One Candle for Love

“The word love is so overused these days and has almost lost its meaning. How can we use the same word to describe the reason Jesus died on the cross for us and how much we enjoy chocolate cake?” Read more in the final blog post of our Advent series.

Bearing the Light

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light,” Isaiah 9:2, Matthew 4:16. Just as those words of Isaiah are echoed in Matthew’s gospel, so too have these words been echoing in Mary Conway’s heart of late. Sometimes it is just so dark. Do you feel it? Have you found yourself walking in darkness? In her latest blogpost for The Well, Mary offers words of living hope that it was the ones waiting in the darkness who saw Him first.

Love Never Fails: A Christmas Version

The holidays can create unique pressures on us. There are a dizzying array of demands and decisions to make: travel plans, family preparations, finances, shopping, cooking and cleaning to name just a few. It’s no wonder uninvited guests called stress and depression can find their way into our hearts and homes during the holidays. Today’s five-minute reflection gets to the heart of it all.

Rejoice, Again I Say ReJ-O-Yce!

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How joyful are you right now? Are your lips saying Jesus is the reason for the season but your body is communicating something entirely different? Take heart, O weary soul, this five-minute reflection is for you.

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Lead On

In honor of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12), Bonnie Shaw provides our December reflection and shares how three special friends have drawn her closer to Our Lady.