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Written by Janet Mendenhall - Community Coordinator

Reflections on an Ordinary Sunday

Thanksgiving break was essentially over, the last piece of pumpkin pie halved, Grandma properly hugged, and the drive back to regular life completed uneventfully — although somewhat brightened by the magic of Bluetooth and the Pentatonix, my first sounds of Christmas. Morning broke on Sunday with the usual pre-dawn stroll, and a hint of anticipation. I had been so consumed with schoolwork and my work, that I had lost track of dates and awoke thinking that Advent was upon us, one of my favorite seasons in the life of believers. I strolled happily into the outreach where I gather each Sunday for reminders and encouragement, then stopped short. What were these fall decorations doing dangling from the ceiling, and where were the tree and advent wreath?

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