Laura Hensley

Laura Hensley is a freelance writer, web developer, and runs the blog, www.catholicupgrade.net.  She is a lifelong Catholic who teaches 2nd grade religious education, and has been studying the Bible for over 10 years.  She has been married over 15 years and has 4 children with her husband.

Laura Hensley

Depressed Christmas is over? Ways to keep it alive all year long

Right before we took down our Christmas decorations, my daughter said, “Mom! Let’s be the first family to celebrate Christmas all year long!” I jokingly said, “Yes, that’s a great idea!” and then she started going on about all the gifts she still wanted — totally missing the point of celebrating Christmas. Oops. So that …

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Why the Immaculate Conception is During Advent

Why is Mary’s Immaculate Conception during Advent each year? Many incorrectly believe that the Church’s celebration of the Immaculate Conception was Jesus’s conception, but that we celebrate it 17 days before Christmas should clue everyone in that it’s not (that would be an Immaculate Gestation!). The Immaculate Conception is 8 December each year. Now put …

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