Tag: #adventblog

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • A Carol for the Darkest Night

    Enjoy this beautiful version of The Wexford Carol.

  • Soul Soil

    “Soil is everything.”  Thus declared my niece as our family gathered to celebrate the harvest season at Thanksgiving this year.  And she should know, as a newly minted environmental scientist, having just graduated this month from the University of Maryland.  Proud Auntie aside, I found that her statement got me thinking a lot about a very dirty subject.

  • Watercolors…

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters… Colossians 3:23 As the hot summer dragged on in Florida and as life’s challenges became overwhelming, I found this amazing art teacher on TiKTok. Andrea Nelson, an inspiring Mom and instructor convinced me and her 841K […]

  • God With Us…

    This beautifully reflective piano version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel from our friend, Vicki Carter will move your soul this last Sunday of Advent. As a musical director, conductor, educator, and pianist her gift has graced Radio City Music Hall, Broadway, off Broadway, and the Paper Mill Playhouse. This will move your soul…