Advent 2021: Day 10

Good morning! The idea for this “advent calendar” was born from the fact that the last couple of years have just been pretty crummy. Yet, as I came to realize, there are some incredible blessings within that crumminess. The fact that we live in the internet age comes to mind. Though, yes, a global pandemicContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 10”

Advent 2021: Day 8

Good morning! One of my favorite things about December is hearing the stories of generosity. Much of this generosity is often done anonymously. One of my favorite stories includes the gentleman who pretended to be homeless and gave out $100 bills. Then there’s the gentleman who paid off people’s layaway bills for Christmas gifts. StoriesContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 8”

Advent 2021: Day 7

Good morning! Today, as you probably know by now, is the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. It’s wonderful to see that the annual memorial still goes on and that the dwindling number of survivors make the journey if they can. As horrific as those times were, the stories of courage, selflessness, andContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 7”

Advent 2021: Day 6

Good morning and Happy St. Nicholas’ Day! In the past, you’ve read about St. Nicholas’ Day during my Catholic school years. We’d have to leave a shoe out in the hallway for St. Nick (AKA a parent volunteer) to leave treats in. Inevitably sitting through class with a cold foot as well. What I mayContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 6”

Advent 2021: Day 5

Good morning and Happy Lord’s Day! In writing this “calendar,” I’ve been doing a lot of reminiscing. Namely, our family breakfasts after church on Sunday mornings when I was a kid. Often, this included dear friends who became more like a part of the family. We didn’t have grandparents, aunts, uncles, or cousins nearby soContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 5”

Advent 2021: Day 4

Good morning and Happy Saturday! Do you remember Saturdays as a kid? Maybe you had a special breakfast with your family or watched cartoons in your pajamas. Maybe you were one of the kids being ferried about to sports and errands. As a young child, Saturday mornings were a chance to unwind from the week.Continue reading “Advent 2021: Day 4”

Advent 2021: Day 1

Good morning! Can you believe that December is here? In contrast to 2020, it just feels like 2021 flew by. Holy moly! Well, the “Advent Calendar” tradition continues! This year, it seemed more important than ever to spend this month meditating on the blessings in life. I hope that you’ll join me on the journeyContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 1”