A Season of Hope

This past Sunday was the start of Advent. A lot of people (including myself) see December and this Christmas season as a time of stress. Worrying about getting everyone gifts, decorating the house, making the treats, and preparing your home for guests. This stress can take a lot of the joy out of the Christmas season.

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Now don’t get me wrong, I love the lights, the Target Christmas socks, and wrapping gifts, but in all of the hustle and bustle of doing these little things, I forget what this season is really about. Advent is a time for us to prepare for the coming of Jesus: to prepare our hearts and others’ hearts.

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This Advent I have told myself that I am going to make it my best Advent ever. My goal is to really focus on the reason for the season: Jesus. I want to be able to share the joy of Christmas with others. To ensure that I do this I have decided to to three simple things everyday:

  • Journal on a selected bible verse/passage
  • Do a random act of kindness
  • Pray a decade of the Rosary for a friend or family member

Though these things aren’t complicated or over the top, I think that setting my mind to do these things will help me to prepare for Christmas. Small things really can make a big difference. I challenge you to also decide on doing three things everyday in preparation of Christmas. Let’s all make this the best Advent ever and spread hope, joy, and love to everyone around us!

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Prayers and Blessings,

Marissa Rose


Advent increases our hope, a hope that does not disappoint. The Lord never lets us down.

-Pope Francis


And just in case you are wondering what bible verses/passages I’ll be journaling about, here is a link to it! 

http://www.creativecommunications.com/Products/APZ/2017-teen-advent-calendar.aspx


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