Christmas, 24x7x365 by Trent McDonald | The Sundays of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar 2016

4th Sunday of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar Today is a special day for this Advent Calendar, instead of having two guests the calendar will be home to many contributions, by contributors who have been part of this year's calendar or will be part of it in the coming week. Christmas, 24x7x365 by … Continue reading Christmas, 24x7x365 by Trent McDonald | The Sundays of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar 2016

Priceless Gifts from a Homeless Stranger By Russ Towne | The Sundays of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar 2016

4th Sunday of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar Today is a special day for this Advent Calendar, instead of having two guests the calendar will be home to many contributions, by contributors who have been part of this year's calendar or will be part of it in the coming week. Priceless Gifts from … Continue reading Priceless Gifts from a Homeless Stranger By Russ Towne | The Sundays of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar 2016

Christmas Lights by Willow Willers | The Sundays of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar 2016

4th Sunday of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar Today is a special day for this Advent Calendar, instead of having two guests the calendar will be home to many contributions, by contributors who have been part of this year's calendar or will be part of it in the coming week. Christmas  Lights by … Continue reading Christmas Lights by Willow Willers | The Sundays of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar 2016

Unmasking Santa Claus by R.A. Kerr | Day 17 | Advent Calendar 2016

Day 17 | Advent Calendar Unmasking Santa Claus by R.A. Kerr I was eight years old when I learned Santa Claus was not real. Yes, I know. Eight years of age is pretty old to be blindsided by this news. And it came from my little brother. Who was five. My family was driving to … Continue reading Unmasking Santa Claus by R.A. Kerr | Day 17 | Advent Calendar 2016

The Longest Day by Trent McDonald | Day 16 | Advent Calendar 2016

Day 16 | Advent Calendar The Longest Day by Trent McDonald I had been awake for quite a while, staring into the blackness in a place outside of time, when I heard my brother whisper, “You awake?” “Yeah,” I answered.  “What time is it?” “Don’ know.  It’s still dark, though.” We slowly got up and pressed up … Continue reading The Longest Day by Trent McDonald | Day 16 | Advent Calendar 2016

What Christmas means to me by Judy Martin | Day 15 | Advent Calendar 2016

Day 15 | Advent Calendar What Christmas means to me by Judy Martin What Christmas means to me   Fairy lights all twinkling Baubles on the tree Homemade decorations That’s what Christmas means to me **** Singing Christmas carols Watching specials on TV Playing games together That’s what Christmas means to me **** Families around … Continue reading What Christmas means to me by Judy Martin | Day 15 | Advent Calendar 2016

No Star in All the Heavens by Russ Towne | Day 13 | Advent Calendar 2016

Day 13 | Advent Calendar No Star in All the Heavens by Russ Towne The story of the star that sits atop our Christmas tree goes back over nearly forty years. I was a young single man whose business was failing. Finances were very tight. I had enough money to buy a Christmas tree but … Continue reading No Star in All the Heavens by Russ Towne | Day 13 | Advent Calendar 2016

Christmas Star by Sue Vincent | Day 12 | Advent Calendar 2016

Day 12 | Advent Calendar Christmas Star by Sue Vincent Christmas Stars I had been pottering round aimlessly when I ‘should’ have be doing dire things to the inner realms of a turkey and creating havoc in the kitchen. That year however, for the first time in my adult life, I was not cooking Christmas … Continue reading Christmas Star by Sue Vincent | Day 12 | Advent Calendar 2016

Bedazzled by Teresa Karlinski | The Sunday’s of Advent | Advent Calendar 2016

3rd Sunday of Advent | Day 11 | Advent Calendar Bedazzled by Teresa Karlinski Dolores studied the bedraggled excuse for a tree. Branches drooped instead of bouncing proud and wide. What once passed for needles, the sparse boughs presented bristles and wire. The bottom limbs collapsed tired and spent, sweeping the floor like broken wings. She … Continue reading Bedazzled by Teresa Karlinski | The Sunday’s of Advent | Advent Calendar 2016

The Gift by Corina Carrasco | The Sundays of Advent | Day 11 | The Advent Calendar 2016

3rd Sunday of Advent | Day 11 | Advent Calendar The Gift by Corina Carrasco Vince had hidden the package from his wife for over a week. He was so excited to finally be able to give her this special gift. He had been so afraid that she would find the package that he had asked … Continue reading The Gift by Corina Carrasco | The Sundays of Advent | Day 11 | The Advent Calendar 2016