Christmas Can’t Come Too Soon?

Christmas Can’t Come Too Soon?

The date was Sept. 17. I remember it because it was remarkably early – the earliest I can remember seeing such a thing. I had driven to the local Lowe’s Home Improvement store to buy collard plants for our little garden and a hook latch for the screen door. Nothing...
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...