The folks over at Busted Halo do a grand job of explaining Advent – in 2 minutes no less! It is a nice reminder of how to “do Advent.”
They also offer a daily surprise Advent Calendar to walk us through Advent. So often we are anticipating, planning ahead, worrying about the next thing down the road without taking the time to be in the present moment. The Busted Halo Advent Calendar gently reminds us to be in the present, because you can’t click on the link for the date until that day. No peeking! No getting ahead!
So, take some time to be aware of God’s presence not only as we once again welcome Christ at Christmas, but in the hope and waiting of Advent.
Oh — and you might want to bookmark that calendar so you can find it each day during Advent. ( http://bustedhalo.com/features/advent-calendar-2012 )