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ADVENT: Fear’s Tension Conquered by HOPE’s Resolution

Hello, HOPE-lovers! It’s December, which means it’s beginning to look, sound, taste, and feel a lot like Christmas!  This is truly your HOPEful Hipster’s favorite time of year and I wanted to attempt something new: A running ADVENT post.  I know…I’m already behind!  But that’s the beauty of this format.  Each day, I will add a new Scripture and thought …

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MONDAY MOTIVATION: Misfits on Mission

(image courtesy: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058536/) Hey, HOPE-lovers, and happy Monday!  I hope you all had great holiday weekend.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year so let’s get motivated! If you and your family are anything like mine, this time of year is bursting with Christmas movies, lights, and trolling the ancient yuletide carols. Case in point, our family just enjoyed …

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New Year, Old Me

Take it all down, Christmas is over. But do not despair, but rather be glad. We had a good year, now let’s have another, Remembering all the good times that we had. Oh no more lights glistening, no more carols to sing. But Christmas, it makes way for spring. Though hearts of man are bitter in weather, As cold as …

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A Hipster Holiday (in hindsight)

So, it’s been a while… Between hospitals and holidays, life has been a little “full” since my last post.  I’m sure it has been the same for you. Enter our societal scrape — the future is continuously bombarding our present, leaving us with no margin.  We’re overflowing, and no matter how much will “fill up,” we still part with a …

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Christmas Countdown

A song for each day in December leading up to our climactic holiday.  Enjoy! Day 1: “O Holy Night” Day 2: “I Celebrate The Day” Day 3: “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming” Day 4: “Carol Of The Bells” Day 5: “The First Noel” Day 6: “In Your Presence / O Come Let Us Adore Him” Day 7: “Silent Night” Day …