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 01/11/2010

  • tags: photography

  • tags: fertility

    • Scientists have discovered that the DNA of babies conceived through IVF differs from that of other children, putting them at greater risk of diseases such as diabetes and obesity later in life.

    • About 40,000 women a year undergo IVF in Britain, often paying tens of thousands of pounds in the hope of conceiving. Some 15,000 IVF babies are born each year — about 2% of all births — so they are a significant component of the UK gene pool.

      Sapienza, however, was unable to ascertain the actual cause of the epigenetic changes he observed

  • This is kind of interesting. What Reid meant to say was that then Sen. Obama could turn the jive talk on and off at will.

    I know a few folks that can do that. I have African American friends who speak proper English at work and then change dialects at will in casual settings. Sam's math tutor who is Caucasian but works in an inner-city school can also turn it on and off. The most main stream example I can think of is of Sherri Shepherd and Whoppi Goldberg on the VIEW who go back and forth depending on the guest and the topic.

    I don't think what Reid said was offensive but more archaic. Can't believe this made the head story of the Drudge report - can't believe I'm defending Harry Reid!

    tags: currentevents, language

    • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada described in private then-Sen. Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Obama is the nation's first African-American president.

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