December 23, 2015

It’s hard to think about and focus on the message for the Sunday after Christmas when it’s two days before Christmas.  Just saying…

What I’m thinking about is how focusing on Advent keeps the anticipation of Christmas fresh and exciting.

When our focus is on Advent, new life, new beginnings, the arrival of Good News, when our focus is on Advent we face Christmas saying, “Oh boy Christmas is here!”

If our focus all during Advent is on Christmas, we find ourselves on Christmas day saying, “Oh boy Christmas is over!”

The celebration of Christmas brings with it a reality that life doesn’t have to remain the same, we have opportunity to turn the page and begin (again) living the hope, peace, joy, and love that was born anew in a stable over 2,000 years ago. 

New beginnings…all of us need them as often as we will take the opportunity.



I’ll stop with the red bird pictures, but I really liked this one.






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