Mended Advent: What Does Hope Look Like From Where You Are?

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This is my first year observing Advent. I wasn’t familiar with what it was and what it means to sit in anticipation of the coming of Christ.

In my culture, and in my city, we observe Las Posadas which are celebrated the nine days leading up to Christmas in which Mary and Joseph look for a place to lodge and to have Jesus. This is a nine-day long celebration representative of the nine months that Mary carried Jesus in her womb. This is what I know of observing and preparing for Jesus to be born into our fallen world.

I’m so grateful to celebrate my first year of Advent. This is the first year my Christmas tree didn’t go up Thanksgiving night. As a result of celebrating for the first time, Stephanie Nelson connected me with Holly Stallcup of Mended Women. Holly put together a series of video devotionals for Advent, each packed with a reflection. I chose the word HOPE. Here is my video: Mended Advent Day 3: Hope.

Join me and a group of amazing women over at Mended Women for Mended Advent.

If you choose to respond to the questions, simply hashtag mendedadvent and tag us at @MendedWomen and @CisnerosCafe. You can also comment here. I’d love to continue the conversation.

From my heart to yours, hasta que venga nuestro Dios, I celebrate Advent with you.

  1. What does hope look like from where you are?
  2. What does it mean to you to hold eternity in your human heart?

Here are a couple of songs that always put me in the spirit.


Ave Maria



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