I thought I would do a little series for Advent this year. Today, Nov. 28 is the first Advent Sunday. I'll be posting short meditations on the four Sundays of Advent as well as fun projects and freebies for the 25 days leading up to Christmas. So stay tuned!
I really love the season of Advent and lighting a new candle each week on our Advent wreath; it brings me back to the real reason we're getting ready to celebrate and provides a little reality check in the midst of the zoo that December often becomes. The first Sunday of Advent is an awakening; it's exciting because something's coming. Something good. Something bigger than any big idea, even when it was newly born.
The first Sunday of Advent is a reminder of beginnings. It's where something unexpected happens not just to one woman, but two. You can read the beginning of the first woman's story here.