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Advent Day 13: Love Is Always Greater than Things

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where  your treasure is, there your heart will be also. —Matthew 6:19–21
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Advent Day 12: Life Is Too Short

Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary,  they shall walk and not faint. —Isaiah 40:31
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Faith and Family: What Should We Do?

Read LK 3:10-18 The crowds asked John the Baptist, “What should we do?” He said to them in reply, “Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none.  And whoever has food should do likewise.” Even tax collectors came to be baptized and they said to him, “Teacher, what should we do?” He answered them,  “Stop collecting more than what is prescribed.” Soldiers also asked him, “And what is it that we should do?” He told them, “Do not practice extortion,  do not falsely accuse anyone,  and be satisfied with your wages.”
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Advent Day 11: Nothing Lasts Forever

A voice says, “Cry out!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades;  but the word of our God will stand forever. —Isaiah 40:6–8
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Advent Day 10: The Beauty of Simplicity

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad,  the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. —Isaiah 35:1
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Advent Day 9: The Work of Our Hands

  For God has ordered that every high mountain and the everlasting hills be made low and the valleys filled up, to make level ground, so that Israel may walk safely in the glory of God. The woods and every fragrant tree have shaded Israel at God’s command. For God will lead Israel with joy, in the light of his glory, with the mercy and righteousness that come from him. —Baruch 5:7–9 
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Christmas Gift Guide: Catholic Books for Children

  Here are a few of the best Catholic books to give children for Christmas! These books will get kids excited to learn more about Jesus, the saints, and their faith. Want more? Check out our gift guides for teens and adults!  
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Christmas Gift Guide: Catholic Books for Teens

Young adulthood can be an important time for spiritual development. Encourage them in their faith by giving the gift of Catholic books that inspire without proselytizing. Want more? Check out our gift guides for children and adults!  
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Christmas Gift Guide: Books for Future Priests and Aspiring Saints

In other posts we've offered ideas for Catholic books for children and teens; now here are some great ideas for Catholic books to give as gifts for adults!  
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Advent Day 8: Simplify

For it was you who formed my inward parts;  you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works;  that I know very well.  My frame was not hidden from you,  when I was being made in secret,  intricately woven in the depths of the earth. —Psalm 139:13–15
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