Sisters and brothers,
Just a quick drive-by to point out some Advent resources that may be of interest or use to you.
The Divinity School has assembled this collection of meditations for Advent.
I stumbled on two sister websites, The Advent Conspiracy  and Rethinking Christmas , that may spark your imagination as you prepare for and celebrate the coming of the Christ child. These online communities were launched by a group of pastors who want to collect and share ways to give more while spending less.
Who else got snow last weekend? We only had an inch or so in the Triangle, but my daughters were beside themselves nonetheless. The watchful waiting has definitely begun at our household.
Talk more soon.
John James, M.A.
Clergy Health Initiative