Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A New Page: Advent Reflections

I wanted to do something a little special for the Advent Season on this blog, so I have created a new page dedicated to Advent Reflections. Each day will provide you with a short and simple reflection. Today's related to the feast of St Andrew and Christ's call and invitation to each of us.
This season can be so busy and it is easy to get caught up in that busyness. I hope you find these reflections a brief but quiet refuge from all of that and help you to go a little deeper into what this season of preparation and anticipation is all about.
I read the following quote on St Anthony Messenger Press and it really captures the true spirit of Advent and Christmas: "Remember that achieving the perfectly orchestrated holiday doesn't matter. What matters is watching for God in every situation."
Let us take the time to watch and wait for our Savior!
You can find my reflection for each day by clicking on the tab above for Advent Reflections located just below the quote by  Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.


Mary333 said...

I looked for the tab but couldn't find it. It could be just my computer or something - I'm not sure. Can you give me the link in the comment section and I'll just copy it? Thanks!

Karinann said...

Mary, Here is the link to the reflection's page. When you go to my blog you should see tabs right above the most current post- they are in purple. The Advent reflection tab is the last one.

Mary333 said...

Thanks, Karin. When I clicked on the last tab it took me to your special priests page. I don't know why the tab is not showing up on my computer but I appreciate the link.

Victor S E Moubarak said...


Same here Karinann. Last tab = Special Priests.

I've used the Link.

God bless.

Karinann said...

Sorry Victor. I will move things around to see what happens. Very strange that it appears when I view the blog but not when others do- Got to love Blogger :)

Mary333 said...

It's showing up on my computer now, Karin. I copied it already but just thought I'd let you know in case you weren't sure.

Karinann said...

Thanks Mary. I moved some things around. Victor was having the same problem. Very strange.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Hey ... it's in the middle, and it works!

Well done and thank you Karinann.

God bless you.

Karinann said...

No problem Victor- just shuffled things around a bit. Thanks to you and Mary for alerting me to the problem.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.