Sunday, December 3, 2017

1st Sunday of Advent

On this first Sunday of Advent Jesus admonishes the disciples to 'be watchful' but it's not a passive waiting~

Mark 13:33-37

Jesus said to his disciples:
"Be watchful! Be alert!
You do not know when the time will come.
It is like a man traveling abroad.
He leaves home and places his servants in charge,
each with his own work,
and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.

Watch, therefore;
you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming,
whether in the evening, or at midnight,
or at cockcrow, or in the morning.
May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to all: 'Watch!'"

He leaves us with the work He has given us to complete until His return. Our is an active watchfulness, not a passive waiting for something to happen.

So my thought for today is, 
          What is the work that God has asked me to do? How am I spending my time while watching and being alert for His return?

Saturday, October 21, 2017

LOA 2017 Week 3

Hey, how about that?!! I made it to week 3 of the competition!

Here's my entry~
Kit: Celebration of You by Aimee Harrison Designs available here 
Font- Sanvito Pro semibold

Monday, October 16, 2017

LOA 2017 Week 2!

Kit: Seaside Treasure Add On Mini by
Booland Designs
Fonts: Rockwell Condensed and Segoe Script

I love this pic of my folks from their California trip in 1980!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

LOA 2017

Wow, it's been a while since I posted here! Need to fix that!

Let's start with my Week One entry into the Layout Artist competition over at theStudio-
Font: Caflisch Script Pro

Wish me luck! :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

This teaching is hard

Today's first reading is one that I struggle with-

Reading 11 JN 3:7-10

Children, let no one deceive you. 
The person who acts in righteousness is righteous,
just as he is righteous. 
Whoever sins belongs to the Devil,
because the Devil has sinned from the beginning. 
Indeed, the Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the Devil. 
No one who is begotten by God commits sin,
because God's seed remains in him;
he cannot sin because he is begotten by God. 
In this way,
the children of God and the children of the Devil are made plain;
no one who fails to act in righteousness belongs to God,
nor anyone who does not love his brother.

How are we sinful, fallen creatures to live up to this standard? Called to sinlessness, called to righteousness. The surrounding verses make this no easier to bear. 
So, knowing that I will at some point fall into sin, I still have to act. I still have to live in righteousness in THIS moment.
Not for fear, but for love. Choose the loving thing now, this time, breath by breath.