Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Advent Break

Yep, I've decided.

I am taking an Advent break from blogging. If I want to prepare for Christ carefully and properly this year, I have to step away from the Bubble. I may actually even get my Christmas cards out this year! (I skipped last year for the first time in decades.)

When I told one of my sons about the break, he told me that I had to do a Christmas post, at least. Well, I think I will refer you to the highly personal one that I ran last year, here.

And then my son said that, really, the most important thing was to remind people to "keep Christ in Christmas". So, consider yourselves reminded, people!

I will still be reading the blogs, and I will still be responding to comments on this blog, but except for that (and my ubiquitous presence on facebook), I will see you all in January!

Blessed Advent to all!


35 comments:

  1. May your break be fruitful and filled with those you love! Miss you and see you in a few more weeks (well, virtually anyway). :-)

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  2. Have a Blessed Advent season and Merry Christmas! much love!

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  3. We'll miss you! *sniff!* But I think it's great that you are taking this break for Advent. A good thing to do for us all!

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  4. Leila, you are a gift. I hope the break is fruitful for you and look forward to your return to blogging in January.

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  5. I'm going to go through withdrawal, but I understand! Have a blessed time to celebrate Christ's birth!

    DD

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  6. You'll definitely be missed! :( Have a blessed, peaceful Advent!

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  7. O come, O come, Emmanuel!

    I second what your son said, and I'll add, remember to keep the "Mass" in Christmas!

    Have a blessed preparation this Advent and I pray that Christ is reborn in a new way for you and yours this season.

    Does your parish hand out the little blue books of 6 min daily Advent meditations? They come in handy during this busy season, esp w/ an Advent wreath.

    See you in four weeks - when we all come to adore Him.

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  8. May the Christmas Season bring you love, peace and joy.

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  9. Have a blessed Advent, you'll be missed.

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  10. I know that I will miss you! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Advent season!

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  11. Love the little blue books, Nubby! Have a good break, Leila!

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  12. Wow. What a great man he must have been. I literally only know one man who takes his Catholicism so seriously, and I don't even really know him. He would be like a rare, unknown specimen where I hail from in Massachusetts.

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  13. Phew! Now I can relax! Seriously, have a nice holiday, Leila.

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  14. MaiZeke, HAHA! Leila and everyone else, have a Blessed Advent and wonderful Christmas.

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  15. What a great post you had last year! I was surprised when the St Francis church you spoke of was right in my county and where some of my family attends. Little world!

    Have a very blessed Advent and Christmas season!

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  16. aw your son is adorable... i wrote last year about keeping christ and mass in christmas :)

    have a great break! sometimes you just need them.

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  17. At first I was disappointed, but when I saw that it meant that you might do a Christmas card, I was delighted. Enjoy your break!

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  18. This is a wonderful season for you to take a break. May you and your family experience many spiritual fruits, and may you come back more ready than ever to take on the pressing topics of our time!

    Have a blessed Advent and a beautiful Christmas, Leila!

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  19. I will miss your posts, but I understand the need for the break. Remember to come back the minute Advent is over. : )

    Peace to You.

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  20. Leila, you've been a friend to me... a stranger. I thank God for that! Have a blessed Advent and a very wonderful Christmas! Love, Annita +JMJ+

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  21. Not yet, because I'm still debating on facebook. What is wrong with me???

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  22. Don't forget the 600+ comments that have started up again on the guest post in the Bubble! Still debating Frank, I see ;)

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  23. I am so blessed to have found your blog tonight. I'm just scoping the place out. And, after reading a few posts I wished I had a friend like you in real life! Imagine my surprise at your Medina, Ohio connection. Medina is across the street and St. Francis' assistant pastor came to our city as Pastor almost two years ago. We have friends that go to that parish.

    So humbled by your conversion story, it made me cry. If you find yourself in Medina you will always find a warm home and nice meal waiting here! My husband and I converted (I from Pentecostal and he a Hindu) we LOVE talking out our faith!

    Blessings
    (Kuppusamy.family@gmail.com)

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  24. What? Facebook isn't enough for you, Andrew? haha I miss Leila's posts too. It's like your favorite TV show not having new episodes and you only have reruns as you await the next episode....

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  25. Just saw your article on Catholic Exchange - Congratulations!

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  26. I need a "like" button on Andrew's comment! :)

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  27. So now that I am back, you are taking a break ! Hun, I guess it gives me time to catch up on the last 4 months of your posts!!
    Blessings this advent!

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  28. With all my Advent calendars, am I counting days until Christmas or until you return to blogging?

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  29. Happy Advent. I'm right there with you, taking a blogging hiatus. God bless.

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  30. Merry Christmas, Leila!! Ready to start blogging again? :)

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