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Advent 2014

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Peace

I thought I knew what “crazy” and “hectic” was. And then I became a single mom. In the past three weeks, I have: Decorated a Christmas tree Been shoved by a man not once but twice, which prompted me to pull out my cell phone and threaten to call the police and press battery charges if […] Read more…

Third Sunday of Advent: Joy

I love the stories of conception and pregnancy found in Luke 1. In our day and age, we focus so heavily on the negatives of pregnancy. Unwanted pregnancy, morning sickness, round ligament pain, weight gain, stretch marks, and the pain of childbirth are all features that are frequently discussed. We forget that, for many people, […] Read more…

First Sunday of Advent: Hope

Today is the first Sunday of Advent for the year 2014. Advent is my favorite season of the year, and this year is a special year for my family because, for the first time ever, our celebration will be exclusive to orthodox (small “o”) Christianity. Previously, I would incorporate elements of my husband’s religion into […] Read more…