“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” —Mother Teresa
Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished. ~Michael Strassfeld
“It might be easy to run away to a monastery, away from the commercialization, the hectic hustle, the demanding family responsibilities of Christmas-time. Then we would have a holy Christmas. But we would forget the lesson of the Incarnation, of the enfleshing of God—the lesson that we who are followers of Jesus do not run from the secular; rather we try to transform it. It is our mission to make holy the secular aspects of Christmas just as the early Christians baptized the Christmas tree. And we do this by being holy people—kind, patient, generous, loving, laughing people—no matter how maddening is the Christmas rush…” Fr. Andrew Greeley, Woman’s Day, 12-22-81
Looking for a good Advent resource? Check out the Praying Advent website from Creighton University’s Online Ministries.
“It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty founder was a child himself.” — Charles Dickens
“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” —Mother Teresa
“The flow of blessings in our life if directly related to our passing blessings along to someone else.” — Thomas Kinkaid
Thought you might enjoy a little break from all that holiday cooking. Sit back and enjoy! Or get up and dance if you’d like.
“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.” — Sarah Caldwell
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of thanksgiving.”
I love to cook. But what I love most are the stories of cooking in the family kitchen, eating at the family table, and sharing food with friends and strangers.
Bob says the smell of fresh baked bread makes a house a home. When his mother made bread it was served with hot cocoa to dip chunks of fresh bread in.
My mom made the best hot rolls. We always knew fresh rolls would be at the table for holidays and other family celebrations.
Now when I make bread it is gluten free. I have a couple of recipes that are quite tasty but not as much fun to make. You don’t get to punch and push around gluten free dough like you do wheat dough, but that’s another story.
Do you have a favorite bread story? Did your mom or grandma make bread? Do you? Tell us about it.