advent

By Priscilla Lasmarias Kelso

When was it ever a perfect time to prepare for Advent? The road to Bethlehem was long for Mary, looking for a place to birth her child in the most ungracious of surroundings. The journey of the magi was long . . .

By an anonymous graduate student

I used to sleep like a cat at Christmas time: as close under the warm, fragrant, and glowing Christmas tree as possible...

By Marcia Bosscher

I sat a few nights ago in a cavernous Congregational church in Madison while the Bach musicians rehearsed. Unable to attend their concert, I came instead to the dress rehearsal...

By Marcia Bosscher

What contrasts we are experiencing — celebrations and excitement gearing up to Christmas; mourning and grief following the killings in Newtown...

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

This week, I got to spend time with a two-month-young baby. At lunch with her parents, I asked and was handed her like a gift...

By Ann Boyd

Every year, I look forward to Advent and Christmas with intentions of enjoying sweet times with family and friends, peaceful moments...

By Sharon Gartland

Calling advent “a very female season,” Sharon Gartland considers how we hear and respond to God’s invitations.

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