Why I’m an Advent Person

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Advent is a season that has grown on me over the years. Sure, I liked lighting the three purple candles and one pink candle in the weeks leading as a little girl. I have fond memories of our family traditions of reading the Advent Sunday passage around the dinner table and sometimes opening a small ...

Finding Home

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The concept of “home” is never far from my mind. Living in different parts of the country has broadened my idea about what “home” means. Sometimes I feel like pieces of my heart are scattered about in different states. So much so that when people ask me if I am “going home for Christmas,” I ...

God With Us

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When I was feeling sad or hurt as a little girl, my mom would comfort me by saying, “Mama’s here…” That phrase was a staple on the soundtrack of my childhood. And though hearing those words didn’t necessarily fix anything, that phrase let me know that it was going to be okay even if life ...