How to Make the Days Count {Celtic Advent}

Have you found that when God shows you something there are “sacred echoes” (as Margaret Feinberg calls them) everywhere?

When I wrote “Living the Season Well-Reclaiming Christmas” I shared with readers about observing the four Sundays of Advent to slow down the holiday season. Certainly nothing new; people have been doing this for hundreds of years.

But observing Advent is new-ish to me.

Dr. Susan Forshey at the Contemplative Cottage is one of those sacred echoes in my life. Because Advent begins this year on December 3rd (my daughter Leah’s birthday) the days before Christmas are fewer than is often the case. Observing Celtic Advent this year is one way to extend the season. Susan at Contemplative Cottage has designed a calendar that begins on November 15th and marks the 40 days prior to Thanksgiving, through Christmas and all the way to Epiphany, with a simple encouragement for each day.

It’s a lovely way to slow down the days with intentional living. Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “How to Make the Days Count {Celtic Advent}

  1. Nancy Ruegg

    Love that phrase, sacred echoes. And Margaret Feinberg is right. God often reaffirms discoveries with repetition. (We teachers know the value of repetition first hand!) Thank you for sharing Dr. Susan Forshey’s calendar–more ways to live the season well!

  2. Laurie Klein, Scribe

    What a vibrant freebie! Thanks for sharing. And major kudos on your author website. Simply smashing, my friend. Rich with relevant resources and always, always your signature warmth.


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