Editor’s Note: Advent begins on November 30, 2014, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Lighting an Advent wreath and reading related scripture are simple ways you can prepare your heart for the birth of Jesus, Light of the world and God-with-us.
Come, draw us in, hold us together
while we wait for the birth of the Light of lights,
the One who will guide us into the world anew. Amen.
–Pamela C. Hawkins
Advent is a season of four weeks that includes the four Sundays before Christmas. Advent derives from the Latin adventus, which means “coming.” The season proclaims the coming of Christ – whose birth we prepare to celebrate once again.
We begin this season with … read