Written by The Magazine of Santa Clarita Monday, 25 November 2013 18:42
The time has come! Advent is now! Our faith tradition sets Advent, the four Sundays before Christmas, aside to guide us in preparation for Christmas. Advent is the beginning; the start of a time for making room in our lives for God’s gift of Jesus.
Written by Pastor David Hegg Monday, 25 November 2013 18:41
Every year we discuss the meaning of Christmas. Family traditions, special gifts, and memories made with family and friends are usually where we start. But at some point the unvarnished truth will come up. We can’t escape it. The season brings with it elements of exhaustion, resignation, and even sadness. For many, Christmas is a painful reminder of obligations to be met, money to be spent, and the loss of those who once made the celebration so special. But it doesn’t’ have to be so.