Isn’t There Anyone Who Knows What Advent Is All About?


By Adam McDuffie

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Linus was gracious enough to help Charlie Brown out and remind him what Christmas is all about, but what we really need is a Peanuts Advent special, because we’ve forgotten somewhere along the way.

This year, I spent Thanksgiving in New York, visiting my fiance’s sister and seeing the sights. This was my first time in the city, and it was a lot to take in. Unsurprisingly, New York is a far cry from my hometown, the bustling metropolis of Atoka, TN. I, like most Americans, grew up spending my Thanksgiving mornings on the couch, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and it felt a little surreal to be there among the throngs of people watching as the balloons were inflated before the parade. After a while, we made our way toward midtown, and as we walked, we traveled in time.

We had just left…

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