Category: Advent Blog 2022

  • Many Thanks…

    Happy New Year! Thank you for joining us this Advent season and beyond exploring how Art is the highest form of hope…we hope you enjoyed the journey and were inspired. As I read the last post from Patricia Wu who was wondering if she was an artist or not (and she most certainly is), the […]

  • Am I an Artist?

    Am I an Artist?

    My answer would be an immediate and resounding no. This year’s Marble Women’s Advent blog theme is, “Art is the highest form of hope.” I certainly believe that and I also believed that since I’m not an artist, I had no hope of submitting anything.

  • What are you making for New Year’s?

    On New Year’s Day, I will make some of my favorite “good luck” meal items. I first was alerted of New Year’s food traditions in middle school Spanish class, where I learned about the 12 grapes in Spain. At the stroke of midnight, the citizens of Spain pop one grape for each toll of the […]

  • It all starts with a Choir

    In this week between Christmas and New Year’s, I am not ready to turn my back on Christmas Music or the joy that a choir singing any tune can bring me. So, I thought I should share some of my favorites from choirs around the world singing the wonderful John Rutter’s works… I hope today […]

  • Getting your Stable (Manger) in Order

    Getting your Stable (Manger) in Order

    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.   Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with […]

  • Portals of Light

    Dear Friends of the Advent Blog, While Advent has ended with Christmas, we have a few more posts we would like to share between now and New Years’s Day. We hope that you enjoy! A few days ago, one of our members, Carmen Carreño shared her Christmas Album with the Marble Women’s Ministry which just […]

  • The Gift of “The Littlest Angel”

    The Gift of “The Littlest Angel”

    In my childhood during Advent, our Dad loved reading to us “The Littlest Angel” by Charles Tazewell. It always moved me to tears, and gave this timid child hope to be brave about who God made me to be.

  • The Night Before Christmas–A Collegiate History

    Twas the night before Christmas…

  • More thoughts inspired by Advent…

    I see Advent unfolding,like a beautifully wrapped Christmas present;the anticipation of the surprise inside, while savoring the beauty and the effort made to create such a delightful package.Advent unfolds like the searching for,and the gift of offering an enormous, blue spruce tree, lovingly parted with from land in distant Connecticut, carefully timbered, driven over miles […]

  • The Christmas Story

    A reading of the Christmas Story…