Tag: holidays

Carnevale Guided Meditation

As your holiday gift I have a guided meditation for you.  Enjoy!   Peace be with you.

Christmas Activities

Make Jesus Stocking There are a tremendous amount of Christmas traditions, unique to each family. Most have already thought of a Christmas Tree (symbolizing the gifts of God in the decorations, the Light of the World in the lights and the evergreen symbolizing his…

Christmas Recipes

Birthday Cake 2 1/2 cups flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/4 teaspoon salt Mix. Preheat oven to 350.   1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/4 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup milk Mix with previous.  Pour…

Christmas Introduction

December 25 and continuing until Epiphany January 6 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16 Merry Christmas!!!  Christmas is a celebration of the…

Winter Solstice Recipes

Roasted Chicken and Brandy Soup 1 cup green onions 1/2 cup celery 1/4 cup carrots 2 garlic cloves 1/2 pound of sliced mushrooms 1 tablespoon butter Sauté. 1/2 cup white wine 3 cups chicken stock 2 teaspoons white wine Worcestershire 1 tablespoon dried parsley…

Winter Solstice Introduction

Yule December 21  I will bring the blind by a way that they don’t know.  I will lead them in paths that they don’t know. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. I will do these things, and I will…

Winter Solstice Activites

Make a Yule Log Whether it be a huge bonfire with family and friends or a small candle for yourself, fire was always used to symbolize the light of God in the darkness of the world.  Ancient peoples always used fire in the midst…

Advent Introduction

Starting Four Sundays before Christmas and Lasting until Christmas Eve  Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.  Isaiah 7:14  Happy New Year!  Advent starts the Christian New…

Advent Activities

Prepare Yourself The best way of preparing yourself for Christ’s coming is to pray, re-enforce your connection with God.  Spend some time each day praying to and listening to (meditating) God.  Start simply, talk to God about your day, your hopes, your dreams, what…

Advent Recipes

Gingerbread Houses ½ cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 ½ cups molasses 2/3 cup apple juice 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon allspice 6 ½ cups flour Mix all adding flour…

Halloween Activites

Bonfire Halloween bonfires dates back to the start of this ancient celebration.  It symbolizes the Light of the World and the fires of the Holy Spirit.  As we light it we remind ourselves to live in the Light of God’s presence.  Trick or Treat…

Halloween Recipes

Halloween is the best time to serve up old family dishes or make dishes that those who have went before us loved as a way of remembering and joining the past and the present.  While you eat it is nice to talk about the…