This morning I more or less split my time between starting work on the Sunday's sermon (so I have a few pages of scribbled notes and some thoughts perculating in my head) and starting to ponder what we might do during Advent.
This year for my own Advent reflections, I've decided to do two things...
One is to sign up for the Bible Society's #AdventChallenge here. This, like the challenges I did in Lent, means I will be sent a new challenge each day. I think I am looking forward to it!
The other is that I've taken out a subscription to Alternativity which allows me to download resources from their extensive collection. I have decided to used the 'Star Box' which is an Advent calendar with brief thoughts for each day (and a few days when you get simply to chill) - I will probably also post the 'stars' on the noticebaord at church so that we can all consider them.
As usual I'll be blogging through Advent, so you have hte option of the skinny fairtrade latte version of either or both of the above!!
At the moment, the thing that is giving me the most glee is the titles I've chosen for a couple of the services in December - slightly mischievous but hopefully OK.
Above all, I am looking forward to some gorgeous Advent hymns and anthems.