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Advent Conspiracy

Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and undo the heavy burdens,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?

Isaiah 58:6

Last weekend I attended a doula training, which was held at a Mennonite Retreat Center. The above passage was written over a piece of art and hung framed on the wall. I spoke to me, it stuck with me and I would love to find a piece of art like this for my home.

Like last year, I would like to link to an organization that takes this passage seriously - Advent Conspiracy. The message of Advent Conspiracy is fourfold: Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, Love All.

Here's their 2009 promo video if you're interested:

If you're new to Advent Conspiracy, I think their 2008 promo video explained their mission more fully.

We are looking forward to participating in Advent Conspiracy again this year, and as they say in the video, making it our new family tradition.


  1. I remembered this from last year and its still just as powerful this year!

    Thank you for bringing awareness to this important cause....and reminding us all of the real meaning of the holidays. A time to celebrate family....a time to remember our many blessings...a time to help others.

    thanx my friend cuz I was already starting to feel the crazy when I spotted the Christmas aisles fully stocked the very day AFTER Halloween....or in some cases, BEFORE.

  2. Thanks for this reminder! I loved this campaign and am happy to join in!

  3. HEY!!!!!! I just read about your referral of Baby Evangeline!! ( love the name) CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so exciting and how cool that you delivered a baby on the day you heard your good news. I am so thrilled for you and your family and I will be following along. Our friends adopted a baby from Ethiopia this year and she is a total DOLL!! Sarah = )


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