Wednesday, December 01, 2010


I'm going to be completely honest here. Up until about two years ago I had NO idea what Advent was or meant. Not to say that the Christmas season for me was totally about the gifts and trees and lights, I just didn't know there was a specific preparation one could partake in as December 25th grew nearer.

I'd already been pondering Advent this year and downloaded a wonderful resource from here to help our little family focus on Christ this Christmas. But, I still had a nagging feeling deep down inside that I would once again let the season slip by without fully embracing or grasping the beauty of Christ and, pardon the obvious, reason for the season. Then I read this post. And it got me thinking. And asking. And praying. And I've come to a conclusion about this year's Advent. I'm going on a fast. I'm leaving facebook and twitter in the dust for the duration of Advent (and maybe longer?) to rid my life of some of the junk I fill it with each and every day.If you want to know how very serious I am about this, I deleted both of the apps from my iPhone. You might also consider that I could have an addictive personality and the fewer easy opportunities for me to cheat the better.

I thought about fasting from the blog, but I am going to be using this time to really concentrate on my family and faith and I am sure there will be memories I want to have recorded. This blog has become our family journal and I love it. In fact, I want more of it. I know that in twenty-five years I will look back on these posts and laugh and cry and be so very thankful that I took the time to record it all.

If you are up for it, I encourage you to think of something that sucks away your time and fills your life with clutter and consider letting it go for Advent.

Advent: an arrival that has been awaited


  1. Oh my goodness. I just read the blog where you got the idea and I seriously almost cried. I am overwhelmed by life right now and I've been escaping to the computer way more than I should... I may be joining you in this endeavor. Very humbling. Thank you, Jen!

  2. Thanks for sharing this! I needed to read it!