Resources for Advent

Our friend Holly Packiam is the author of a blog called Awakening Wonder. We're big fans. Over the years, Holly and her husband Glenn (our pastor) have done some wonderful posts about Advent, which we've put together below. These will deepen your spiritual journey through the season and give you practical tips for observing Advent with your family.

The Ache of Advent

"Advent is when the anticipated joy of Christ’s first arrival puts us in touch with our anticipated joy at His return. Advent is a joy that helps us hope." One of our favorite posts from Glenn and Holly.


Celebrating Advent
With Kids

Practical ideas from Holly to lead your family "to truly behold the beauty of Christ during Advent."

Favorite Advent and Christmas Books

Holly's favorite place is beside a bookshelf, and it shows: "Cozy up with your family on the couch, grab your hot cocoa, build a fire, and pick a book or two from this delightful list."


Advent Resources

We return to this post by Glenn every year. With prayers, music, recommended readings, and more, everyone — from neophytes to seasoned observers — will find something here to enrich their journey.

Holly recently sat down with Sally Clarkson for a podcast on "Our Longings Fulfilled Through Advent." Check out Holly's post about it (full of yet more Advent wisdom), and listen to the podcast here.