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Advent 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Today was a different kind of Christmas for me. The brokenness that is divorce means that I only see my children every other holiday. My XH has them in Florida, visiting with their grandparents. I spoke to them on Skype today and they seem well. They return tomorrow, and we will open the presents under […] Read more…

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Peace

Last year’s post on the 4th Sunday of Advent featured a long list of hectic things that had been happening to me as a single mom. Things have been tamer for me as of late. Then today happened. Today I went to a lovely and fun evening Christmas service at Willow Creek Community Church, had […] Read more…

Third Sunday of Advent: Joy

Earlier this year, I attended a soft skills training on “stress management.” It was a small class (3-4 people plus 2 instructors), so everyone in the class got to share a bit about what makes them stressed. I found myself talking a lot about my kids. Working to support my kids, commuting long distances to […] Read more…

Second Sunday of Advent: Love

I’ll never forget the definition of love that was given to me at a youth conference, years ago, when I was maybe 12. It must have been a good youth conference, because that definition has stayed with me my entire life. “Love is choosing the highest good for the other person.” In our society, talk […] Read more…

First Sunday of Advent: Hope

Today is the first Sunday of Advent for the year 2015. We enter into my favorite season from a past year that has been one of continuing transition for my family. I switched jobs (just two weeks ago), started a certificate program at the local community college, have made good progress on my thesis with […] Read more…