Tag Archives: Waiting for Christmas

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 […]