Ideas for virtual holiday gatherings

I know people are wanting to get together with friends and family for the holidays.  However COVID-19 has complicated things, hasn’t it? The first thing we need to consider is how to celebrate safely.  The lives and health of not only our friends, family, and neighbors but also those we may not even know areContinue reading “Ideas for virtual holiday gatherings”

The Season of Magic and Miracles

Genie’s Note: This was originally published on Dec. 11, 2016.  Think it still applies?  A few additions for 2020 have been added in italics. Here we are in the middle of the holiday season, that magic, miraculous time of year.  This is the season of miracles like the virgin birth of the Christ Child (Christmas) andContinue reading “The Season of Magic and Miracles”

A thought for the first Sunday of Advent

  “Advent is a season of wise women and men following the example of Jesus and thereby constructing a spiritual life on solid principles.” –– Robert F. Morneau, Fathoming Bethlehem

Celebrating in a time of Darkness

  Here I sit in the quiet early morning hours in my art studio surrounded by the clutter and disarray that come along with creativity.  How appropriate for what I am about to write. As we enter the holiday season, which for many of us is a time of celebration, we look out and seeContinue reading “Celebrating in a time of Darkness”

:) The Life and Teachings of Jesus

Here we are again at the beginning of the month of  December when we celebrate “Christmas.”  Are you one of the people who dread this time of year and just wish it would be over?  Do you feel like you are going through the motions of the season because you don’t want to let yourContinue reading “:) The Life and Teachings of Jesus”

Shine!

  We live in a time of great darkness.  We may feel driven to fight against the darkness.   If this is your path I would like to give a word of caution that is can be difficult to fight without becoming what we are fighting. This is the time I believe we are being calledContinue reading “Shine!”