Bringing Your Crumpled Hope to Advent

Bringing Your Crumpled Hope to Advent

I was ordained seven years ago in the season of Advent. I can remember with great enthusiasm and expectation entering through the double doors seeing the community of faith who first called me pastor gathered to participate and bless the call on my life. That kind of...
Family Practices to Make Advent Sacred

Family Practices to Make Advent Sacred

The four weeks leading up to Christmas Day are called Advent, from the Latin adventus, meaning “coming” or “arrival.” It is a season of waiting and preparation before the birth of Jesus, a time to prepare our hearts and our homes for the arrival of the baby Jesus. The...