Look & Listen
If you've ever considered following the ancient rhythms of the liturgical calendar, there's no better time to start than at the Church's New Year: Advent. Even if your church follows the civic calendar more prominently than the liturgical, you can follow along with your brothers and sisters in Christ across the globe from the quiet spaces of your own home. You could create -- figuratively or, even, literally -- a family altar. This does not have to be elaborate, time-consuming or expensive. Simple tangible acts will impress themselves upon your hearts and minds for a lifetime: a book or two filled with rich images and time-tested writings, mealtime prayers, a candle or two.
It's one of my greatest joys to walk alongside you through Advent with suggested resources and daily encouragement in the form of the Advent Daybook blog series.
Read, Pray, & Do
Will you join me in the daily work of "training our eyes for the small signs of God's presence" this Advent? Starting with the firstSunday of Advent, I begin posting a daily collection of Scripture, song, art, prayer and practices to help us all slow down and pay attention to God's presence in the waiting.