Practicing Advent

We’ve already strung lights in the front yard mimosa tree. Neighbors walked to get coffee, then applauded when we plugged them in. Today we’ll hang the wreath on the door and begin unpacking totes full of trimmings.

We are waiting. The nights are long, but we are full of anticipation.

Listen to what Adele Calhoun says in The Spiritual Discipline Handbook,

Spiritual practices put us in a place where we can begin to notice God and respond to God’s word to us.
Spiritual disciplines give the Holy Spirit space to brood over our souls.
These practices give people space in their lives to keep company with Jesus.

I’ll be listening to Into the Heart of Advent and looking forward to the daily posts at Art & Theology.

There are more resources for receiving the gifts of the season in my book Keeping Advent.

How will you prepare?

Leave a Reply