Day 5 of Advent: Putting the Christ Back into the Christmas Season

Last year, I joined a small prayer group called the Advent Conspiracy at church.  I was intrigued about the topic, as I am not a “conspiracy theory” kind of person.  I really liked the mission of the Advent Conspiracy:  “It is not enough to say no to the way Christmas is celebrated by many; we need to say yes to a different way of celebrating.”

I started following Advent Conspiracy on Facebook and downloaded the App.  This was something that could help me be more focused on the real meaning of Christmas this year and in the years to come.

Here are the goals of the Advent Conspiracy:

1.  Worship Fully

2.  Spend Less

3.  Give More

4.  Love All

What changed last year for me in Advent?  Last December, my life was in a season of transition with my job changing and an impending move early in January.  I should have been overly stressed.  But somehow, following the Advent Conspiracy goals helped me to focus on the awe of the Advent season.  I found more opportunities to give of my time and my gifts.  I tried to be more loving in my relationships and in my dealings with people around me everyday.  It made a huge difference for me.

“Christmas can still change the world!”  Maybe the Advent Conspiracy could help you with your Advent journey….

Marcie Doll

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