New Lily

Keeping Advent and Christmas

An Advent wreath is just one way to bring meaning to the season…

I move away from the fitness subject today.   I find that I become easily frustrated this time of year.  It’s not the hustle and bustle, the baking and decoratons, or even the Christmas cards (which I am hoping to finally get out this year).  It’s the bombardment of the “shopping mall version” of Christmas that always seems to get me down.  Don’t get me wrong… good ol’ Saint Nick himself isn’t the cause of my angst. We celebrate his visit in our home on December 6th (the Feast of Saint Nicholas) when shoes are filled with treats and surprises and we get a glimpse of the special giving of the Christmas season.  Even the modern jolly, plump Santa is hard not to like, after all. [Read more…]