• The Church Year

    The Day I Cleaned the Front of My Fridge {an #Advent Post}

    The arrival of Advent marks the beginning of the church year, anchored on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. In the year of our Lord, 2021, the first day of Advent is Sunday, November 28th. The word Advent itself is from the Latin word ‘adventus’ meaning ‘to come.’ The cornerstone of the Advent season is a time of waiting, as Mary did, with the impossible promise that a Saviour would be born, the miracle of light coming to a dark world. What does that have to do with refrigerators? Let me share. Several Novembers ago we ordered new kitchen appliances. Everything started when the microwave died. This led to a conversation…