Welcome to the first week of Mended’s Advent series. Advent is simply the season of preparation and expectation leading up to Christmas day and the coming of Jesus. Each weekday we will be sharing a video reflection from one of the brilliant women in our community. This first week we are focusing on the word “hope”.

If this is your first time joining the Mended community please know how incredibly welcome you are. You honor us with your presence, time and voice. We will be digging further in to the video reflections in our Facebook group which we would love for you to be a part of. Join us here!

This Advent series is what connected me to Carolina. Already I am so glad and honored for her to join our community. Her measured wisdom and peaceful spirit was a gift to me today, and I expect it will be the same for you.



Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros is a poet, writer, and blogger at CisnerosCafe.org. She is a member of Redbud Writers Guild, Christian Women Communicators of Color, and The Red Couch. Her work can be found in The Acentos Review, The Lookout Magazine, Rock & Sling: a journal of witness, among others. Make sure to follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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Holly is the founder & Executive Director of Mended Women. People are her passion. Rest for her is hot tea, good books, painted nails & delicious food shared with good people.
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  • Robert horvat

    Good job! Thank you for that! He is my hope. In sadness and happiness.

    • Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros

      Amen, friend. 🙂 Glory and honor up high. So excited you stopped by. Thank you for your encouragement and support.

  • Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros

    So honored and blessed to be a part of this series with so many amazing women. Thank you for inviting me to the table, friend.

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      Holly Stallcup

      Thank you for blessing us with your presence at our tiny corner of the table Carolina!

  • Melissa Prado

    Thank you Carolina for the reminder! I find my hope in the dark when there is no light. I know Gods trials are for reason and because of it, I am forever grateful and have hope for a brighter day on my darkest days. When you mentioned the story of Joseph and Mary looking for shelter for themselves and baby Jesus, it brought me to tears. We all at one point in our life have felt like Mary. Again, thank you for this.

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