Some more Christmas Spirit! | The Sundays of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar

4th Sunday of Advent | Day 18 | The Advent Calendar Some more Christmas Spirit! If the 5 posts that were published so far for the very special Sunday of Advent weren’t enough Christmas spirit. Then you might want to check out the following links. Overview of last year’s Calendar –  24 Christmas posts by numerous bloggers as well as myself 25 Days of Christmas … Continue reading Some more Christmas Spirit! | The Sundays of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar

Christmas Lights by Lucy Brazier | The Sundays of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar 2016

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 Lucy Brazier

Christmas had always been a funny time of year for Mary. As a child, she loved it, even
though the weeks of endless anticipation agonised her. The tree at her grandparents’
house seemed to her the biggest in the land and she struggled to imagine a grander meal
anywhere than her Nanna’s Christmas dinner. Her mother and uncles would dance, while
her auntie’s dog slept by the fire. Once, she had even been cast as her namesake in her
school nativity play, a source of great pride at the time. A golden time.
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Cherished by Sarah Brentyn | The Sundays of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar 2016

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.

Cherished by Sarah Brentyn

Soft fur. Pristine caramel-colored puppy.

Black button eyes, fluffy paws, perfectly embroidered mouth. Lifted from a shiny red box with silver snowflakes. New. Untouched. Unloved.

Matted fur. Dingy dark brown dog.  Continue reading “Cherished by Sarah Brentyn | 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

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 a Homeless Stranger By Russ Towne

I almost didn’t notice her as I drove past on the way back from a last-minute shopping run for forgotten items for Christmas dinner with extended family. She was all alone lying on a sidewalk on Christmas Day. The sight broke my heart.
I was only a block or two from a small neighborhood store so I drove there to find food for her. The selection was poor. I ended up getting a banana, personal size carton of milk, and a pre-made meal for children’s school lunches that contained meat, cheese, crackers, juice, and a small candy bar. It was a meager offering indeed. 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

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 Willow Willers

Fingers almost blue, toes numb like  her soul

Fear had  her in it’s grip , she was no longer whole

The lights  twinkled on the water  and  the  snow

Eyes closed she stood silent rocking to and throw .

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