Advent Calendar 2019: Day 1

 

Happy Sunday and Happy December, dear friends! Hopefully, you all managed to steal a little extra sleep this morning or, at the very least, allowed yourself a few more luxurious moments under the covers.

Regardless of how your morning began, the annual tradition of an "Advent Calendar" is upon us. Stay tuned for some interesting Christmas-y things to help you prepare for the season and maybe (just maybe) find a little peace amidst the holiday rush. Enjoy!


Christmas in my world has always meant The Nutcracker. This particular version (Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland) holds a special place in my heart because it is the very first ballet that I ever saw. Look at how effortless this pair makes the performance look. If that's not God-given talent, I don't know what is!

What is your God-given talent? You know, the thing that you make look effortless while the rest of us struggle along. Maybe it's ballet or maybe something along the lines of serving others or creating some very cool things. Let's be grateful for these talents today and use them to brighten someone else's world. 

Today is also World Aids AIDS Day. Let's pray for those affected by HIV and AIDS around the world. They're getting so close to a cure and an effective vaccine!


Okay, that's all for now. Have a wonderful day, everyone!



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