The Greatest Gift by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 Day 20

What is the most amazing Christmas gift that you ever received?

Here is the story of mine.

Today, twenty-five years ago, I went into my parents’ bedroom and did not find who I was looking for. My neighbour was sleeping in my parent’s bed. Something was up.

The memory of a small baby in a hospital baby crib bed flashes through my mind as I write this.

My parents had given me an early Christmas present, a baby sister, my own Christkind!

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A Child at Heart by Angela Guidolin | Advent 2018 Day 19

A Child at Heart

By Angela Guidolin

Anna’s necklace is simple, just the thin gold chain her grandparents gave her on her christening, and the long hankered for heart-shaped moldavite pendant her cousin Laura donated her on her birthday, almost a year ago.

Anna couldn’t believe her eyes when she opened the small cream box. Moldavite, one of the most powerful crystal on Earth, the one that brings about accelerated spiritual transformation and therefore changes in its owner’s life faster than any other crystal, was finally hers.

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Operation Santa Claus by Corina Carrasco | Advent 2018 – Day 17

Operation Santa Claus By Corina Carrasco Christmas, for most of us, is a very emotional time of year. It brings back memories, both good and bad; it brings us face to face with the end of the year and failures, both real and perceived. This is true for me, just like it is for everyone else. This morning, as I sat inside my idling car, … Continue reading Operation Santa Claus by Corina Carrasco | Advent 2018 – Day 17

Christmas Critters by Tara Paray | Advent 2018 – Day 16 – 3rd Sunday

These little critters greeted me on a Christmas tree at a senior living facility my choir sang at. It was the one member’s mom’s holiday party, and we were the entertainment. When I joined the choir,  I thought it would be fun,  but when I found out they perform for seniors as part of their mission, I knew I was with the right group of … Continue reading Christmas Critters by Tara Paray | Advent 2018 – Day 16 – 3rd Sunday

Christmas 2018 (after Betjamen) by Geoff Le Pard | Advent 2018 – Day 16 – 3rd Sunday

Christmas 2018 (after Betjamen) The bells of waiting Advent ringAnd still I sit and stareThey say it’s calling to the KingBut do I really care?Maybe once there was a pointTo all this mumbo jumboNow it’s mammon we anoint,Like some plastic bearing DumboAt school we’d spend the hours and daysRehearsing the nativityThese days it really doesn’t payTo expose our base naïveté. Santa has been DisneyfiedAnd the only … Continue reading Christmas 2018 (after Betjamen) by Geoff Le Pard | Advent 2018 – Day 16 – 3rd Sunday