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Advent ~ week 2

Good Thursday evening folks. Just a quick little check in with how our Advent has gone this past week. I’m joining in the Theme Thursday #holylens linkup (link at the end of the post), so those photos are spread throughout. 670 more words

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A St. Nicholas Day ritual

A couple of Christmases ago, my partner and I made the decision to stop giving each other presents. We didn’t enjoy the pressure to find each other suitable gifts and would much rather spend the time doing something together. 543 more words

Inspiration

A French Christmas

By Karen Jurgens

Joyeux Noël! Having always been a French teacher, I can’t help but mix in a little of France with my Christmas traditions. I enjoyed creating aspects of Christmas in France every year for my students, from the traditional carols we sang to the midnight Christmas feast and even the stocking and candy game we played as a gift exchange. 552 more words

Writing

Happy St. Nicholas Day

Hey, did you know that today, Dec. 6, is St. Nicholas Day? I didn’t.

Poor St. Nicholas–they’re coming at him from both sides. Christian purists don’t want to hear his name mentioned. 119 more words

Religion

Advent, Day 8: Saint Nicholas Day

1 John 4: 11-12

My dear, dear friends, if God loved us like this, we certainly ought to love each other. No one has seen God, ever.

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Why we don't do Santa.

Today is St. Nicholas Day. Last night people in many countries spent time cleaning and polishing their boots before sitting them outside their doors in expectation of the little gifts that St. 612 more words

Christmas Traditions: St. Nicholas Day

While for most people the Christmas season begins either on December 1st or the first day of advent, for me, it doesn’t really feel like Christmas until St. 184 more words

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