Posts Tagged With: Advent

Today’s find: Sanctuary (temporary)

My feeble brain had a tough time processing what I saw this morning when I strolled into the commons of the local middle school: Chairs, chairs, everywhere – some already in tidy rows; others stacked, pending placement. All of them, awaiting the crowds on Christmas Eve.

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Today’s find: Trouble

A comforting aroma…fresh-baked cookies!…filled our kitchen yesterday afternoon. Mommy, Grandma and Big Brother stood just a few feet away, stirring the next batch. Gramps was holding him snug, in a firm and loving embrace.

Still, somehow, little Jonah concluded that everything was not right with his world. Quicker than you can say “ginger snap,” he started going all-Ray-LaMontagne on me.

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Today’s find: Plumbing the generations

It occurs to me that faucet repairs, like salvation history, tend to require a lot of manpower.

At least, that’s the legacy I seem to have received from my father.

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Today’s (#TBT) find: Flannery

Something tells me Flannery O’Connor would have registered a complaint, had she been with us at Mass today (just as she might have a couple of years ago, when I originally floated this post).

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Today’s find: Road trip

Well, at least one-in-five of us left happy. That would be my cousin’s son, Lucas, who watched his SIU Salukis put a whuppin’ on our SLU Billikens in Carbondale the other night.

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Today’s find: Jam time

A beautiful sight—to gaze upon Midtown St. Louis, all aglow with expectation in the early hours of a December evening.

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Today’s find: Mary’s Song

Just before dawn this morning, I heard a prayer that took my breath away.

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Today’s find: Earnest

After spending a little time in the backyard with our grandson the other day, I’m thinking about giving him a new nickname: “Earnest”. (Ernie, for short).

At 15 months old, he’s turning out to be quite the hard worker—perhaps more diligent than his Gramps will ever be!

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Today’s find: Firm

As one liturgical year ends and another begins, the Lectionary seems to strike a redundant note.

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Today’s find: O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expected of the nations and their
Savior.  Come and save us, O Lord our God.

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