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Advent

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…

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…

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…