I was reading Acts the other day and was inspired by the simple note that a woman named Damaris was among the few converted in Athens when Paul preached there. Who was she? What were her hopes and dreams? I explore them in the poem below. Damaris of Athens: A Poem of Hope It Read More
Merry Christmas! Today the Christ-Candle is lighted as we celebrate Jesus’ birth. Visit The Living Christ for a beautiful summary of his life. This beautiful video depicts the verses from Luke. You can watch more free videos about Jesus from this series here.
God knowing all things, being from everlasting to everlasting, behold, he sent angels to minister unto the children of men, to make manifest concerning the coming of Christ; and in Christ there should come every good thing….(Moroni 7:22) It’s Christmas Eve and the fourth Advent candle is lit. This candle represents the Angels or peace. Read More
Today, the third Sunday in Advent, the pink candle–known as the Shepherd’s Candle which represents joy–is lit. In the past I’ve always thought of the “shepherds” as they appear in nativity figurines and videos–careworn and poor. However I was reading lately that usually the people watching over the sheep would be either the sheep owner’s children Read More
The second candle of Advent is called the Bethlehem candle and represents faith. Its message is summed up in Mary of Nazareth. She has been the inspiration of saints, poets, artists and authors for over a thousand years. I have also found her a great example of faith, hope and charity. The words most often associated Read More