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  1. winter cocktails 1 Winter Cocktails for Advent – A Slow Down Approach to the Holidays (Cocktail #1: Rosemary Moscow Mule) - Sometimes you just have to s-l-o-w-d-o-w-n. When everyone else is running around crazy trying to get the last Mr. Super Hero action figure and they have forgotten the true purpose behind Advent, #thewaiting.  We like to remember to pause.  Breathe.  Soak in the anticipation.  And…pour ourselves a cocktail. This Advent we’re going to be a […]
  2. Waiting Songs And the winners are…. - Thank you for entering our giveaway for Rain For Roots new album Waiting Songs! Our grand prize winner (3 CD set and Advent ornament) goes to: Cassidy!!!  Congratulations! You will be contacted via email about getting your prizes! Our five runners up (Digital download of Waiting Songs) are: Kylie Rachel Celeste Leah and Manda CONGRATULATIONS!!!! […]
  3. Alter Prayer for the Week Nov 23 – Thoughts from Christ the King Sunday - This past Sunday we celebrated Christ the King.  What a wonderful feast day on the liturgical calendar.  Crowning our year end with Christ the King. As I pondered the Mass readings and Magnificat mediation for the day I was overwhelmed by the accuracy of the word for this moment in time.  A time of violence […]
  4. Home to Me Have Home, Will Travel (part of the Home To Me blog hop) - [This post may contain Amazon affiliate links. The Provision Room is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.] I am 36 years old. The longest I have ever lived in any one house […]
  5. 12 Dates of Christmas On the 12 DATES of Christmas, my true love gave to me….(Romance for Real Couples) - Every once in a while our husbands get crazy romantic and do romantic-comedy-perfect things. Like the time Daja’s husband whisked her off in a convertible so she could fulfill a childhood dream to walk across the Golden Gate bridge.  Or the time that Kristina’s husband bought her candles for their bedroom.  A simple little thing […]
  6. Redemption Prayer For The Week of November 16 — The End - This is an interesting time of the liturgical calendar. The readings, the homilies, the feasts all point us to the end of all things.  We ponder the end of the year, the end of the season, the end of our lives, the end of the world. In the homily today we were reminded that in […]
  7. The exact moment... The exact moment… - Yesterday being #ThrowBackThursday on social media, I posted this picture to Instagram: Last April, I was sitting in Adoration one day, just having the most lovely visit with Jesus. And suddenly I felt the Lord whisper to me that I was pregnant. I couldn’t be! Wait. What day is this? Discreetly pull out the calendar, […]
  8. Waiting Songs Waiting Songs (a review and a giveaway) - Is it Christmas already? By the looks of the shop windows, it is. Christmas is in full-swing. Except that it’s not. We have something important to do before Christmas. Something that cannot be skipped. Before the Christ child and His Holy Family arrive, we have to get a few things ready. We have some readying […]