It's the first day of December, the beginning of the Advent season.
Did you know that the word "Advent" comes from the Latin word adventus, which means "coming." (We love us some Latin around here! :) ) Despite what it may feel like at the mall, Advent is the commemoration of the coming of Christ--the Messiah, and the anticipation of the Second Coming of our Lord! It's what all the hustle and bustle is ultimately all about--it's what we are preparing for...in our hearts and in our homes.
Have you ever wanted to sneak a peek into someone else's home for Christmas--their traditions, their decorations, their strategies for focusing the hearts of their children on the true meaning of Christmas? Starting next Tuesday, I'm teaming up with the lovely Annalea Hart to do just that! We are bringing to you inspiring and wonderful guest posters throughout December that will welcome you into their homes, their celebrations, how they are anticipating the coming of Christmas. There will be a different blogger each Tuesday and Thursday, on each of our blogs. Simply follow the link at the end of each post to take you to the other's site--double the fun! You won't want to miss it...both Annalea and I have some amazing bloggers lined up for you to enjoy. Our hope is that you will be encouraged, refreshed, and perhaps even inspired to start new traditions during the Advent season.
C.S. Lewis once said,
“If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.”
Let us be among those who are anticipating, preparing, meditating upon the Coming, the Advent of Christ!