Hi, I’m Christine, and I’m so happy to be here with you, to walk through Advent together. And I say walk on purpose because I want this to be a journey.
So many times, Christmas, I feel like we’re all just running . . . running to Christmas Day, and then it’s done and over with.
Advent is a time to wonder and to anticipate again and to remember the magic that is in Christmas.
When I was younger, I don’t think I slept the whole month of December because I was waiting and I was anticipating. I was so excited for Christmas.
And I want that again.
And I want that for you.
Many times we do get caught up in the hustle and the bustle—if it’s shopping or baking, or parties, and all these things are good. But we rush to Christmas Day and we forget to just walk, to walk patiently and to wonder and to build that anticipation again for Christmas.
What do you really want your Christmas to look like?
Do we want it to be like the rest?
Or do we want it to be the best one we’ve ever experienced?
Just like when we were little, to have that excitement and that wonder again . . . we can make it that way again.
So what do you really want out of your Christmas?