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When I was a kid, Advent was always marked by an Advent Calendar. My siblings and I took turns opening the tiny door each day, and we appreciated the surprise inside. The real treat, however, was that Christmas was one … Continue reading
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My family lost a loved one this week. Wednesday’s funeral service for my Uncle Carl was a lovely tribute to his well-lived life, and the lunch that followed was an opportunity to share hugs, tears and laughter with aunts, uncles, and cousins. It … Continue reading
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The December days of my childhood were marked by numbered doors on an Advent calendar. Each day was one day closer to Christmas – so exciting! December is a long month for a child, (and way too short for an adult.) Our Advent preparations consume about … Continue reading
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