This post was written by my wife, Kaitlyn.
I’ve been so excited for Advent this year. Like, since September I have been talking the ear off of anyone who would listen to me about it - that excited. I love Advent. I love how it changes the way I view the Christmas season and the way that I celebrate Christmas Day.
Growing up, my church, like many others, lit the candles in the Advent wreath on the four Sundays before Christmas, ending with a candlelight Christmas Eve service. It was beautiful and Christmas-y and I had no idea what it meant. But as I’ve learned more and more over the last few years, Advent has taken on a new shape in my life - less about lighting candles (though I do still love this tradition), and more about the posture our hearts are to take during this season.
The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival” - and the season of Advent is marked by the expectant...
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