restart Advent

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I ‘ve gotten behind in my Advent writing . I typically write on a one word prompt for each day of the four weeks of Advent .

The Advent season begins four Sunday’s before Christmas. This year it. began on. Nov 29.

I had great plans .

I downloaded three different writing prompt plans . I joined several Facebook Groups featuring Advent readings.

I’m following several Advent plans on You Version.

The only thing I’ve really accomplished is catching up on reruns of ‘The Crown’.

That has led me to wanting to rethink my British ancestry.

In countries like the Ukraine , Christmas is January 6. That means that Advent begins again tomorrow, December 13. …

I choose life, joy and guilty pleasure

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Yesterday was Election Day in the USA.

Constant noise flooded every channel on television.

Debates , wondering , questioning and posturing dominated the airwaves.

The phrase that repeated in my head was : ‘ Not my monkey – Not my zoo’.

Every time I turned on the TV anxiety filled my body .

Even writing this on the day after I feel the tension and tears rise in my eyes.

At this point I have a choice.

I can give in to the fear or I can turn off the noise.

I can turn off the TV . …

how will our lives be measured?

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Photo by Koshu Kuni at Unsplash

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.


  • a plan or course of action taken to achieve a particular purpose
  • to estimate or access the extent, qualityn ,value or effect of something

We live in days of controversy and challenge.

Our fundamental values are being eroded or being silenced day after day.

The cost of standing up for our beliefs about faith, about sexuality and even gender is becoming extremely high . …


Linda Fode

Writer,content creator,mentor and motivational speaker. Inspiring others to have a real relationship with God in their everyday lives.

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