faith prayer reflections

swimming and advent

I am close to becoming someone who pays for gym membership and wastes it by not going enough times to work out. But this weekend, I am determined to reverse that trend. I exercise at home mostly and walk on treadmill or go for a walk. But I have activated my gym membership after the […]

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prepare the way of the Lord

In this Second Sunday of Advent, as we await the coming of our Savior, we meet John the Baptist. He preached in the wilderness for baptism of repentance and forgiveness of sins: 4as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare […]

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Restore us, O God

restore-us-o-god-20201129.m4a Today is the first Sunday of Advent. So what is Advent? (The following section on Advent was drawn from with slight modification – The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” which is a translation of the Greek word parousia. Scholars believe that during the 4th and 5th centuries in Spain and Gaul, Advent […]