Day 5 of Advent: Putting the Christ Back into the Christmas Season

Last year, I joined a small prayer group called the Advent Conspiracy at church.  I was intrigued about the topic, as I am not a “conspiracy theory” kind of person.  I really liked the mission of the Advent Conspiracy:  “It is not enough to say no to the way Christmas is celebrated by many; we need to say yes to a different way of celebrating.”

I started following Advent Conspiracy on Facebook and downloaded the App.  This was something that could help me be more focused on the real meaning of Christmas this year and in the years to come.

Here are the goals of the Advent Conspiracy:

1.  Worship Fully

2.  Spend Less

3.  Give More

4.  Love All

What changed last year for me in Advent?  Last December, my life was in a season of transition with my job changing and an impending move early in January.  I should have been overly stressed.  But somehow, following the Advent Conspiracy goals helped me to focus on the awe of the Advent season.  I found more opportunities to give of my time and my gifts.  I tried to be more loving in my relationships and in my dealings with people around me everyday.  It made a huge difference for me.

“Christmas can still change the world!”  Maybe the Advent Conspiracy could help you with your Advent journey….

Advent Conspiracy

Marcie Doll

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I have enjoyed working for over 20 years in the education and publishing spaces creating accessible learning environments for all students. My teaching experiences led me into supporting schools in need of improvement and creating and delivering professional development to teachers and leaders. And then I moved into selling educational materials, programs, technology, and services. Most recently, I have been developing content for innovative learning programs in K-12 and museum spaces. For the past 17 years serving on the board of the Collegiate Corporation, I have led initiatives in women's leadership, stewardship, development, virtual strategy, and educational programs for youth and families. Outside of the learning and non-profit spaces, I enjoy blogging about faith and inspiring women. I have a passion for travel, where you might find me exploring national parks, museums, and finding the best local restaurant to eat. I capture my adventures digitally with my camera. My photography has appeared in exhibitions throughout Europe and Australia in 2019 and 2020, on television in the United States, and was chosen from over 100,000 entries to appear in a well-known photography magazine.

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