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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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

Snow by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 – Day 15

A white Christmas! How many have I had of them? Not many. Last Winter was bitter cold, it snowed, but in February (and that did lead to some complications). For the last few days it has been mighty cold, how would I love it to snow for Christmas. We are almost there. In ten days from today, it is the 25th of December. The Advent … Continue reading Snow by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 – Day 15

Nagging Questions by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 – Day 13

Nagging Questions

by Solveig Werner

This story might be hurtful for some, but it sadly is a reality for many, and a subject that is often too taboo, especially around Christmas.

Felix wiped a tear from Susie’s face. 

“Honey, it will be alright! We won’t tell mom, I promise!”

“She’ll nag just the way she always does when you see her, she’ll know when you are lying.” Susie softly spoke to Felix. 

“Please, I promised them a family Christmas, we are always with your parents!” Felix started to behave defensive. 

“Yes, but they don’t ask these questions!”

“You are their daughter, that’s why. And your mom and you have a special way of communicating. Didn’t you see how she looked at you knowingly, understandingly the day it all happened?” 

Susie nodded, there had been no need to tell her mom, the signs for good and bad had been too obvious. Their telepathic power had been so strong, she knew that she was understood. 

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