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Cancel Thanksgiving? NO WAY. We are gathering with family and friends in South Florida – and I cannot wait. 2020 is not going to take Thanksgiving away from me. It is my absolute favorite holiday. Breaking bread with the people I love – YAY LORD! This year my husband and I have rented an Airbnb house with a pool. And, we have invited everyone! We told people bring a great big side dish and a pie! It’ll be grand.
Cancel Christmas? NO WAY. Don’t get me wrong, I like Christmas but not near as much as Thanksgiving. I like to savor the whole 31 days of Christmas and this year will be no exception. I am going to be reading Mary Geisen’s book, The Advent Narrative: The Life You Didn’t Know You Were Already Living. You can get the book on Amazon here. Or, drum roll please……
Enter the Giveaway!
That’s right – I am giving away ONE copy of Mary’s Advent book. You must comment below to enter and I’ll draw a name on Sunday evening, the 15th. I’ll get it right off in the mail to you so you can be ready on December 1st to dive in and make this December 2020 super meaningful.
I Met Mary…
Through Five Minute Friday – she was an active participant and we connected. Then, in 2015, we met in person at the ALLUME conference in Greenville, SC. We hit it off instantly. Mary is a super nice woman. She lives in Ohio, has two sons, two daughters-in-love, and one super cute grandboy, Jack. She is a Mimi, just like me! Mary is fun and loves to laugh – no wonder we connected!
Here’s the book review of Mary’s book I left on Goodreads and Amazon:
Growing up we didn’t pay too much attention to Advent. Our neighbors did – and we thought only “that” religion celebrated the Advent. Isn’t that so silly? As an adult, I personally love the journey to the cradle. And, then of course Lent takes us on the journey to the Cross. From Cradle to Cross – Jesus came, Jesus lived, Jesus died, Jesus resurrected and Jesus will return one day.
Mary teaches us to “listen” to the Advent Narrative – she is a writer with depth and she takes us to deep places.
“the Advent life is not a dead end but a journey with God toward a deeper knowledge and relationship with Him…”
The book is (almost) a poetic read and I highly recommend it to the one who wants ALL of December to whisper His name.
I gave it FIVE STARS, of course!!!
Are you all in?
Comment to be entered – and one of you will be greatly blessed by this good read!