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.
"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.
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."
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.