Browsing the December 2020 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

January 3, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/28/20

It is a custom to bless our homes on the feast of the Epiphany. Here is a suggested prayer:

Leader:  Peace be to this house

All:   And to all who live here

Leader: Bless, O Lord, this household and family, and allow all of us who live in this ... Read More »

December 25-27, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/22/20

I come from a large family; I have 7 siblings; I am the 5th child of 8. Being a middle child, I know the experience of being born into an already existing group and the experience of having younger brothers and sisters. I can remember their births and entry ... Read More »

December 20, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/14/20

“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."  Luke 1:38a What does it mean to be a “handmaid of the Lord?” The word “handmaid” means “servant.” And Mary identifies herself as a servant. Specifically, a servant of the Lord. Throughout history, some ... Read More »

December 13, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/07/20

Third Sunday of Advent “I baptize with water; but there is one among you whom you do not recognize, the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.” John 1:26–27 These are words of true humility and wisdom. John the Baptist had ... Read More »