Category: Advent

10 Ways to Put Christ into Christmas

During Advent and at Christmas, our kids focus on Santa Claus and jingling bells. Erin Carelse suggests ten ways of turning their focus to Christ. The speakers in the malls are piping jingle bell songs, trolleys...

All About Advent Calendars!

By Carol Zimmermann – The Advent calendar with one tab or box to open each day for 24 or 25 days taps into something people really like: countdowns. It also highlights the anticipation that is at the...

Peace Amid the Noise

For Catholics, the Advent season should create a tension in reconciling the secular and the holy elements of the weeks leading up to Christmas. More scrupulous Catholics may even be concerned about whether it...

Advent Matters!

By Deacon Greg Kandra – Christmas is still weeks away, and already we’re exhausted. We’ve heard too much Mariah, endured too much tinsel, watched too many Hallmark specials, been bombarded with too many ads for...