The season of Advent has begun. The word advent means “to arrive” in a notable or surprising way (Oxford Dictionary). Hence, it serves as the root of our word “adventure,” which implies daring, the unknown. In short: An experience that can change a person forever. If they let it.

“He is not safe, but he is good.” ~C. S. Lewis

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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24 Responses to Advent

  1. The Lewis quote sounds like Narnia.

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  2. claire says:

    Reblogged this on Song Bird Songs and commented:
    well said!

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  3. Thanks for the fresh perspective.

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  4. claire says:

    Love the Narnia quote, so true of Jesus!

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  5. I learned something valuable today. Thanks for this insight today, Mitch.

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  6. Elizabeth says:

    Reblogged this on The Comfortable Coop and commented:
    A wonderful post for the season!

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Reblogged with the comment “A wonderful post for the season!”

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  8. CJ Hartwell says:

    I attended an “Advent Day of Reflection” yesterday — actually, it was part of my new job, I did the sound and recording. It was a lovely way to start the season and put me in a different frame of mind. I threw away the to-do list I had and carved out more daily prayer time and reading instead.
    I, too, love the CS Lewis quote.

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  9. Love the Lewis quote, the perfect balance between being terrified of God and taking Him for granted.

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  10. Wonderful seasonal piece. Thank you. All my best to you.

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  11. Mitch, this is a lesson that many believers miss, in growing in understanding of Christian Faith. When we leave the realm of a Child and through Adolescence, many new and more acceptable premises bring on that which we find difficult to share. Advent is one of the Great times for learning and growing. I find that pondering the words of C. S. Lewis, ensure growth and understanding. Great post.

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  12. grAnnie Roo says:

    “… but he is good.” All the time!

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  13. gpavants says:

    Amen, Mitch.

    What a beautiful adventure ahead!

    In Christ,


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