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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Avoiding Sexual Assault - what every Catholic girl should know.

April 2013 135

About six years (and 30 pounds) ago I gave a talk to our confirmation candidates at church. See below. One of the things I discussed with the girls was the importance of keeping your senses about you when you are out in social situations. That means keeping away from drugs and alcohol and being aware of your surroundings. 

I started thinking about that this week with the accusations of sexual misconduct towards Judge Kavanaugh came out. One of the questions in my mind, and presumably in the minds of any investigators will be, was the accusor also impaired by alcohol or drugs and if so, how trustworthy are her 30+-year-old memories?

I guess we'll find out in the coming days. In the meantime, I think reminding young ladies how TO BE conscientious Catholic Young Ladies is worth reviewing.