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Advent: A Season of Reflection

This is a pretty exciting season for my wife and me — this time we call Advent.

Movies often talk about the “magic” of Christmas, and I am beginning to rediscover the wonder of this time of year.

It’s all about anticipation. About the good things of God that have been promised to us. About hope and restoration — that all the junk in our lives can be redeemed.

Ultimately, it's about receiving "gifts" — but not in the wrapping paper and ribbons sense of the word.

Unto us a child is born. Unto us a Son is given.

As we look forward to Christmas and the new year full of new possibilities, Ashley and I are reflecting on the gifts we’ve been given: our health, the adventures we get to live, and the people with whom we have to share them.

Thank you for being a part of this journey with us.

What are you reflecting on this season?

For more on this topic, read this longer essay I wrote called "Advent: The Journey to Christmas."