advent begins, a wonderful season in the church year, a season of looking forward to the coming of christ into the world, of longing, of hope, of expectation, of waiting, of trusting, of patience. i got sent a calendar of the church year in seasons with art for each season which was well done.
i have categorised any post in the past linked to advent - there's a lot of good resources if you scroll back through...
a few to mention that are new - alt.advent is 26 movies, one a day - ideal for a family, household, community to follow.
advent in art - mark pierson's reflections
christine sine loves advent and has already added a movie and will be adding lots
malcolm guite is posting inconsoleable longings
i drew the picture above when on silent retreat earlier this year - it struck me recently that this somehow seemed to capture the sense of longing, watching and waiting that is the mood of the season