Good Morning! It is dawning a little gray and frigid around here, but I have the promise of some warm fellowship later this morning with the ladies of my church. Need to get my pasta salad finished here shortly.
But before I do, I thought I'd share a couple of links I've enjoyed this week:
:-: Grace at a lovely blog called Uncommon Grace has a series of posts about the Advent calendar (I've not read through the other 2). Her list of things to be used in an Advent calendar is nearly exhaustive! It is a great list you could use for an Advent calendar, craft ideas, stocking stuffers, mini-celebrations like St Nicholas Day, or just some ideas for fun during the Christmas and winter season. HT: to someone, but I can't remember who! if it was you that linked to this page recently, leave a comment!
:-: My Christmas Poet from Internet Monk (one of the blogs whose nearly every post I star in my google reader). I'd been listening to a slightly kooky radio show about the healing power of poetry and it got me thinking that while I don't agree with *why* they think poetry heals (even poor poetry), I do think they are on to something about good poetry being emotionally healing. So, when this post popped up in my google reader, I was intrigued. I'll be posting some of the poetry I've collected in the past couple of years for Advent and Christmas, in the hopes I'll remember to read it more.