First Week of Advent: Options

What do you do when you’re not sure whether you’re meant to continue something that you’ve been doing for a long time? There are many answers to a question like this. One is you just stop, and see how it feels. Depending on how frequently the practice is, you take a week off, or aContinue reading “First Week of Advent: Options”

In Case You Didn’t Already Know, I Wrote an Advent Book

The season of Advent starts this Sunday, November 27th. For those unfamiliar, Advent is a season that begins four Sundays prior to Christmas, with each week focusing on the themes of hope, peace, joy, and love. It’s a time to prepare for the celebration to come and to invite reflection on how and why weContinue reading “In Case You Didn’t Already Know, I Wrote an Advent Book”

Four Weeks Book Excerpt: Scent

Below is an excerpt from my new Advent ebook, Four Weeks: Reflections for Advent. When I began seminary, I bought a pine forest-scented candle for my apartment. That summer I had discovered how watching a burning flame had the power to quiet my soul and help center my attention on my own thoughts. Candles haveContinue reading “Four Weeks Book Excerpt: Scent”