Tag Archives: Advent

Withness and Waiting

Olivia Newport 2 Advent candles

Are you a mall rat? I’m not. Sooo not. A writer friend and I often sit across from each other on Saturday mornings at a local coffee shop. We talk some, but not a lot. We write. A few weeks ago she said she was not going to make it on Saturday because she had […]

Why Advent?

Olivia Newport Advent candle

Twenty-five years ago, my son was born on the first Sunday of Advent. Five days late, mind you. (I¬†certainly minded.) As my due date came and went, and Advent approached, waiting took on a whole new meaning. Thinking that any minute now my son would come squalling into my arms gave me a existential perspective […]

Advent: Pregnant and Waiting

Bird in storm Olivia Newport

The days before Christmas too often whisk by us with hardly a moment for contemplation. The commercial season muddles the spiritual season, and before we have had a chance to sort through the difference, the season is half gone. Once again it is too late to hang the Advent calendar or light the candles on […]