The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? Seriously?

advent-wreath-2A few years ago, I was busy shopping for Christmas gifts and overheard the woman in front of me at the counter say something so sad. She grumbled to the store clerk as she was handing over her credit card, “I can’t wait until Christmas is over.”

Maybe you feel the same way about now. The calendar tells us the second week of Advent is almost over, and to tell you the truth I haven’t heard too many people talk about the beauty of this season as an opportunity to re-group and reflect as well as prepare for Christmas. Actually, I haven’t spoken to too many people at all because everyone is just so busy trying to tackle the countless holiday tasks on top of everything else we normally have to accomplish any given day.

It’s not too late, however, to get something more than headaches and backaches from this most wonderful time of year. This Thursday at 11am during my next Our Sunday Visitor webinar, I will be sharing some of my own Advent mishaps: mishaps that led to both me and my husband learning to re-claim this special liturgical season. It literally took a major accident to get our attention as we realized that in some sense it was no “accident” at all, but a major blessing in disguise. You’ll have to tune in to hear, as the late Paul Harvey would say, “the rest of the story”, but I assure you it will make you think twice about letting another Advent simply pass you by as you wrap presents, rush to the mall, bake cookies, etc. etc. etc.

So give yourself an early Christmas gift this year by gaining some helpful ideas and insights on How to Make the Most Out of Advent. Join me either live at 11am Thursday morning or simply register to listen to the webinar at your convenience. Either way, we’ll help you remember the real reason for the season. You’ll come away feeling too blessed to be stressed despite that Christmas “to do” list on your desk that keeps growing. Looking forward to chatting with you online! Happy Advent!

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