Advent 2016

If there was ever a year I needed to observe Advent, this is it. Since I’m new to Advent, and it’s not something observed at my church, I forget that it starts right after Thanksgiving. So it’s 9:43 p.m. on the first day of Advent and I still have so much to do before heading to bed and starting a long week.

But I wanted to share what I’ll be doing for Advent this year. If you’re new to my blog, two years ago, I drew from Rachel Held Evans’ Advent study and Handel’s Messiah. Last year, I purchased a book inspired by Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Advent.

This year, I’m following this website’s Advent readings. They have an app as well, which is really great.

I hope you find a way to celebrate Advent–since I started purposefully observing Advent, I’ve found much more peace and happiness in what is always an incredibly hectic and stressful time of year.

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