Christmas

Catholic Divorce, Loneliness, Christmas - red & green ball ornaments

Catholic Divorce, Loneliness, & Believing this Christmas

The Christmas season is one of my favorites. The air is crisp. The house is warm. The aroma of pine boughs woven through railings, of fires dancing in the hearth, and of cookies baking in the oven delights us. Laughter and singing and bells ring out joyfully. Even the colors, whether you favor traditional bright greens and reds or …

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A Glimpse into Hell, Preparing the Way of the Lord, & the Christmas Season – Luke 3:1-6

It came to me in the sudden realization, “This is what Hell is.” I didn’t see the burning, unending agony the Saints have seen. I thank the Lord He knows me well enough to understand I’m not strong enough to witness such suffering even in those justly condemned by their own choices. But I understood what must …

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A Christmas Birthday – Does A Christmas Baby Get Cheated?

Finding out our baby was due on Christmas Day thrilled me beyond measure, but being due to have a baby on Christmas Day and actually having a  baby on Christmas Day are two different things, and I couldn’t help but think, “Really, who has a Baby on Christmas? Certainly, I couldn’t be lucky enough!” However, Christmas …

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Pride in serving God through altar serving

Missing My Kids on Christmas – False Pride in Serving God

I stood there alone in the back of the beautifully decorated church fighting back tears. Even on Christmas Eve, the words echoed soundlessly through the church, but screaming and racing through my head. This is not how it’s supposed to be. This is not how it’s supposed to be. This is not how it’s supposed to be. This is …

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