Two years ago I practiced the season of Advent.   (and I wrote about it here)    It changed my life (I am not being dramatic…it really did).  I am really looking forward to starting this year.  November 29th is the official calendar day it starts, coincidentally, my 26th birthday!  I might type more about the season here in days to come, but maybe not.  If you want to learn more go to this website.

May your heart, this Christmas season, be stirred for the coming of Jesus Christ.  I leave you with an advent prayer:

“Come long-expected Jesus. Excite in us a wonder at the wisdom and power of Your Father and ours. Receive my prayer as part of my service of the Lord who enlists me in God’s own work for justice. Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a hunger for peace; peace in the world, peace in my home, peace in myself. Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a joy responsive to the Father’s joy. I seek His will so I can serve with gladness, singing and love. Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me the joy and love and peace it is right to bring to the manger of my Lord. Raise in me, too, sober reverence for the God who acted there, hearty gratitude for the life begun there, and spirited resolution to serve the Father and Son. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, whose advent I hail. Amen.”


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