We make resolutions for the New (Calendar) Year so we can set goals that will help us reach toward self-improvement and growth. So, too, we should make resolutions for the New (Church) Year so we can set goals that will help us reach toward holiness and spiritual growth.
Advent is a project of sorts, the purpose of which is to ready our minds and hearts to welcome the Christ Child when he arrives on Christmas. The project of Advent is inner transformation – a mental, emotional, and spiritual renovation, if you will. To do this, you’ll need to make plans and gather the right tools for the job.
I’m sad for the townsfolk who had to endure such hardship during those trying times, but I’m ever-so grateful for what Hermann is today. We so enjoyed our time in Hermann, Missouri, which still is “German in every particular.” The history, the beauty, and tales of long ago, and the friendliness of the town completely enchanted us.
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