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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How to debate - and how not to - The awesome Lila Rose on Crossfire

Lila Rose was on Crossfire this week and did a superb job. I was super impressed with how she
  • stayed on topic
  • didn't let herself get intimidated
  • clearly articulated her points and her counterpoints
  • and had an answer for every question they put to her.

Sometimes when I watch these types of debates I wince at the way the pro-life conservative handles themselves - but there was none of that with Lila Rose.  This young lady is going to have an awesome future in whatever she chooses to do. 

The NARAL president Ilyse Hogue - not so much.   Watch for her fallback position to the Appeal to the Majority and Appeal to Popularity fallacies - like the one at 22:26.