It was two days ago, but I want to point you to some posts about World AIDs day. I wear a red ribbon badge every day, made by one of the women of the Sisonke Beadwork Cooperative. When my son wore his to school on Dec. 1st, classmates had no idea what day it was or why he was wearing it. It worries me. Please don't forget those around the world who are grappling with AIDs. RGBPs blogging on this subject included Jan, Ciona, Brother Terry, Karen, Rainbow Pastor and Peripatetic Polar Bear.
Leslee gives me html envy with her snowflakes and contemplates the impact of holiday stress on common courtesy.
Gallycat has added a Blogger companion to her livejournal at http://gallycat.blogspot.com/ Go over and say hello! (Gallycat, I’ve added it to the Blogroll.)
Girl gave me a smile with her story of the Lysol Lady .
Sojourner muses on how different Saturday can be when you work in the church. Amen, sister!
On a lighter note, LutheranChik explores the wonders of making a Yahoo avatar.
Jeff at Philosophy Over Coffee did his weekly Pop Culture Roundup yesterday and pointed out some blogs of interest today.
Lorna blogs about boundaries and saying “no.”
Natty loved the description of Quaker life and thought in M.E. Kerr’s Slap Your Sides.wide-eyed and laughing grapples with the
If you haven’t seen will smama’s Christmas rant, you really owe it to yourself to go straight there. Quotidian Grace adds to the “holiday” fun.
And in the Advent/Christmas category:
Tammy Jo at 32 Flavors shares some thought about Advent hope.
Some of our Friday Fives dribbled over into Saturday. It was fun to read stories and see pictures of the different ways we decorate. For more holiday decorating amusement, visit Grace
and Gord and Emily and Susan Rose and MicahGirl and Singing Owl. James explains how cats play a part in his decorating scheme. Sister Christer adds a new perspective as she writes about decorating while living in community. I love her image of praying Christmas in with her sisters.
Beth Quick shares memories of The Nutcracker.
Sophia at I Will Sing is under the weather. Will this be the third Christmas in a row? Head over and cheer her up!
And I am feeling a bit of the old Advent overwhelm, not at home, where we are all on the same page about the reason we’re celebrating not being a commercial or material one, but at church, where there is just too much to do.
I wish you all a blessed Second Sunday of Advent.