Category Archives: Advent By Definition

Distracted

Right now, I have a son home from college, three extra people at my house, and three more en route from the East Coast.  My house will be the epicenter for all the festivities with a big meal on Christmas … Continue reading

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It's Inevitable

Yes, that’s right,  it doesn’t matter what else is going on, Christmas will still be here.  Even if you aren’t ready, don’t want it to come or would like it to come a week sooner, Christmas will be here next … Continue reading

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Provision

There’s a lot of stuff to do right before Christmas.  So much of it seems to put a strain on my family finances.  I always think I’m going to be prepared for the extra expenses but each year I still … Continue reading

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Hibernation

You don’t have to know me very long to know that I love snow.  While most people complain about it, I look forward to it.  I think that snow is full essays for sale of beauty and opportunity.  I’ve blogged … Continue reading

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Happy Sunday

This weekend marks the 3rd week of advent.  When you look at an advent wreath this is the one week where you light the pink candle instead of the purple ones.  It’s known as Gaudete Sunday. Definition:  Gaudete Sunday  ɡaʊˈdeɪteɪ … Continue reading

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Embrace The Quiet

At church this weekend, and for each of the weeks coming up to Christmas, parts of the readings are from the gospel of Luke.  Luke is probably the most famous accounting of the birth of Jesus.  Handle’s famous work, The … Continue reading

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Love Stories

There is nothing quite like feeling loved.  Knowing that someone adores you and thinks you are worth not only their time and attention but their heart puts things in a unique perspective.  It’s something that should be treasured and sacred.  … Continue reading

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Warm Gooey Center

I love dessert.  I often select what I’m having for dinner at a restaurant based on what the dessert tray has to offer.  Give me a warm dessert with something amazing in the middle and I’m all over it!!  To … Continue reading

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Heart’s Desires

One of the first pieces I learned to sing was Mendelsohn’s Oh Rest in the Lord from the oratorio Elijah.  I was in middle school and was taking private lessons from the soloist at our church, who also happened to … Continue reading

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Mary

More than one Advent has come and gone and left me completely exhausted.  I often bite off more than I can chew.  I’m a musician and December is usually ridiculously filled with church music and school choir commitments.  It seems … Continue reading

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