5 Days to a More Peaceful Advent :: Presence

The sun sets early these days.  Why not spend these long nights together?

peaceful advent


watch a movie

play games

make shadow puppets

read books

make bread

tell family stories

go for a walk

listen to a book on tape while you fold laundry


What you do together isn’t the most important thing.  It’s committing to shared experience.  It’s setting time apart.  It’s closing up the laptop.  It’s creating a strong family culture.  It’s giving the gift of your presence.


  1. We’ve been taking walks in the dark lately, on warmish evenings. I have been clearing things out and simplifying and thinking your recommendation to do that last year. 🙂

    1. I’ve been clearing out here too : ) Last night I told the children about the paper lantern that you made…we might have to try our hand at one too.

      Peace keep you.

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