Today is the first day of Advent and the Christmas "countdown" has officially begun. This is normally when I start my Christmas routine. I pop on the Sufjan Stevens Christmas album, get out the decorations, start my shopping and embrace the general merriment of the season. Last year, I even attempted to bake Christmas cookies … Continue reading Advent is Now
Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Even though work is busy and there is so much to do before Christmas holidays... Even though Andrew is basically locked in the library writing papers and studying for exams... Time slows right down at 5:30 when I'm walking home from the subway and it's dark outside already … Continue reading Advent: Making wreaths, getting ready.
Walking into an Anglo-Catholic church for the first time, I was overwhelmed. Basically, it was the opposite of the church I grew up in. One of the most conspicuous differences was the thurible.
Give us grace, Almighty Father, so to pray, as to deserve to be heard, to address thee with our hearts, as with our lips.
We'd been dating for five years, and while I always knew we would return to our faith at some point, I wasn't exactly expecting that we would take such a direct route. God has a plan for us all, but sometimes you don't know if you want anything to do with it.