We are in Advent, a time of waiting, of watchfulness, of transition.
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Faith reflections: Tears and laughter

by Elyssa J. Salinas-Lazarski
I’m a planner. I like to look at my month, my week, my day in color-coded control. I have stickers to help me see my to-do lists and multiple pens to keep my thoughts organized. I even have more than one planner to help me keep everything in an orderly fashion. But one of my favorite parts of both my planners is the ability to reflect..


Boldcafe Groups:Waiting

by Elyssa Salinas-Lazarski

We are in Advent, a time of waiting, of watchfulness, of transition.

Boldcafe Podcast: Tears and laughter

by Elyssa Salinas-Lazarski

We talk about waiting and hope during Advent. But there is also a deep lament alongside that deep joy.

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