“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.
“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.
This week we light one more candle; the candle for Joy. We continue our Advent series as Mary Conway reflects upon joy and how we can foster it in our lives.
The search for peace leads us to repentance … the search for repentance leads us to peace. As we light the second Advent candle this week, let’s ponder how we can “go in peace.”
“What does my heart look like?” Have you asked yourself this question lately?
Tomorrow we begin the season of Advent. Please join us for our Advent series where we explore the virtues of hope, peace, joy and love.
“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.
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.
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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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.