Episode 7: Preparing for Advent

Preparing for Advent is kind of like preparing to prepare for Christ’s birth, but we’re going with it! In this episode, Jess and Erin discuss cultural differences in regards to this season, metaphors, practices, and the hopeful kind of waiting.

Active waiting means to be present fully to the moment, in the conviction that something is happening where you are and that you want to be present to it. 
— Henri Nouwen

Romans 8: 22-25 The Message Bible

22-25 All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s withinus. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.


Practice

-Read a devotional, reader, or daily scriptures

-Light an Advent wreath with your family, either weekly or daily.

-Read a work of fiction

-Create something

-Try fasting from something like a food, or electric lights!

Let us know what you are tending to by searching #tendpodcast on IG.

Also, our gorgeous music is by Asher Graieg-Morrison

Erin Ware