Pre-Holiday Links and Resources -Advent 2018 and Christmas

With Thanksgiving this week, Advent is following quickly behind it!

But besides the busy preparation for Christmas, there are a lot of things we can do to really observe the season of Advent! Over the years I have collected links and resources for the holidays that I thought would help me and my family prepare our hearts and spirits to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.  I haven't done everything on this list.  Some of it is a wish list, but there was something in every link that I thought was worthwhile.

Perhaps first on the list is actually getting our homes ready for the holidays:
Holiday Grand Plan or join their Yahoo Group E-mail List Declutter and Clean!
Also DeClutter and Organize on Facebook. 

and get your planner ready~  Advent and Christmas Planner from Catholic Icing or Advent Planner from Wildflower and Marbles. 

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My Domestic Church Daily Clips 01/07/2010

  • Fascinating article on how the author dealt with "an anonymous tip."

    tags: homeschooling, CPS

    • Grab some
      clothes and get into the van, now."

      For an instant,
      that directive, and the tone in which it was issued, had the opposite
      of its intended effect: Korrin and our five older children, momentarily
      paralyzed by shock, looked at me in alarm. There was something in
      both the tone of my voice, and the expression on my face, that was
      new and a little frightening. None of them had seen my "game face"
      before. They were seeing it now.

      Just seconds
      earlier, Korrin and I had been confronted on our doorstep by two
      very nice, well-dressed women who informed us that an anonymous
      "child endangerment" complaint had been filed with the Child Protective

  • More on the Cressy Family who were jailed for not getting their paperwork done!


    • the county mis-education establishment and its enforcers were willing to kill (if “necessary”) two parents and steal their children because the “necessary” paperwork hadn’t been filled out.
  • tags: obama, currentevents, areyousorryyet?

    • Obama may have declared the war over. Unfortunately al-Qaeda has not. Which gives new meaning to the term "asymmetric warfare."

      And produces linguistic -- and logical -- oddities that littered Obama's public pronouncements following the Christmas Day attack. In his first statement, Obama referred to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as "an isolated extremist." This is the same president who, after the Ford Hood shooting, warned us "against jumping to conclusions" -- code for daring to associate Nidal Hasan's mass murder with his Islamist ideology. Yet, with Abdulmutallab, Obama jumped immediately to the conclusion, against all existing evidence, that the bomber acted alone.

    • The president said that this incident highlights "the nature of those who threaten our homeland." But the president is constantly denying the nature of those who threaten our homeland. On Tuesday, he referred five times to Abdulmutallab (and his terrorist ilk) as "extremist(s)."

      A man who shoots abortion doctors is an extremist. An eco-fanatic who torches logging sites is an extremist. Abdulmutallab is not one of these. He is a jihadist. And unlike the guys who shoot abortion doctors, jihadists have cells all over the world; they blow up trains in London, nightclubs in Bali and airplanes over Detroit (if they can); and are openly pledged to war on America.

      Any government can through laxity let someone slip through the cracks. But a government that refuses to admit that we are at war, indeed, refuses even to name the enemy -- jihadist is a word banished from the Obama lexicon -- turns laxity into a governing philosophy.

  • Regina Doman needs our help.

    tags: help

  • tags: obama, currentevents, healthcare

  • tags: movies

  • tags: Catholic, movies, fun

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.