Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Advent Conspiracy


The story of Christ's birth is a subversive story of an upside-down kingdom. It's a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love that is still changing the world to this day. So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists. And when it's all over, many of us are left with presents to return, looming debt that will take months to pay off, and this empty feeling that we somehow missed its purpose.

Is this what we really want out of Christmas?

What if Christmas became a world-changing event again by turning our focus back to the birth of Christ? What could happen to your family if this focus was celebrated in loud, bold and totally unexpected ways? What if you could actually trade your season of stress for a season celebration and unbelievable memories with your friends and family? What if all of this could save a life at the same time? It can.

Welcome to Advent Conspiracy
Learn more at www.adventconspiracy.org

3 comments:

tara said...

I do not even count myself among the Christians of the world, yet Advent Conspiracy makes me positively woozy with delight. I loved them last year, and I love them even more this year. They were a part of what helped me make the decision to change how I celebrate the holidays.

Jen said...

Love this!! I am going to post it on my blog too!! I've already felt a little stressed because I haven't started my Christmas shopping!!! Why do we do that to ourselves!! Thanks for the reminder what it's all about!!

libramoon said...

Gods Rest Ye

If only that were what it's all about
Communal fire, warm and glowing
Cooking up a feast enough to
fill our bellies and our larders
for wintry weeks to come;
Exchanging the gifts our separate
crafts empower
with wishes of good will,
good cheer, inebriating spirits
raised and quaffed against
chill or fear of night;
If only peace and sensitive portrayal
of the gift of human frailty
were the point and purpose of
a season,
voices pitched to harmonize
for beauty's sake;
If only we could reach into
legendary epiphany,
reach out in simple empathy,
if only we could simply be
merry.

(c) December 12, 2007 Laurie Corzett/libramoon

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Advent Conspiracy


The story of Christ's birth is a subversive story of an upside-down kingdom. It's a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love that is still changing the world to this day. So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists. And when it's all over, many of us are left with presents to return, looming debt that will take months to pay off, and this empty feeling that we somehow missed its purpose.

Is this what we really want out of Christmas?

What if Christmas became a world-changing event again by turning our focus back to the birth of Christ? What could happen to your family if this focus was celebrated in loud, bold and totally unexpected ways? What if you could actually trade your season of stress for a season celebration and unbelievable memories with your friends and family? What if all of this could save a life at the same time? It can.

Welcome to Advent Conspiracy
Learn more at www.adventconspiracy.org

3 comments:

tara said...

I do not even count myself among the Christians of the world, yet Advent Conspiracy makes me positively woozy with delight. I loved them last year, and I love them even more this year. They were a part of what helped me make the decision to change how I celebrate the holidays.

Jen said...

Love this!! I am going to post it on my blog too!! I've already felt a little stressed because I haven't started my Christmas shopping!!! Why do we do that to ourselves!! Thanks for the reminder what it's all about!!

libramoon said...

Gods Rest Ye

If only that were what it's all about
Communal fire, warm and glowing
Cooking up a feast enough to
fill our bellies and our larders
for wintry weeks to come;
Exchanging the gifts our separate
crafts empower
with wishes of good will,
good cheer, inebriating spirits
raised and quaffed against
chill or fear of night;
If only peace and sensitive portrayal
of the gift of human frailty
were the point and purpose of
a season,
voices pitched to harmonize
for beauty's sake;
If only we could reach into
legendary epiphany,
reach out in simple empathy,
if only we could simply be
merry.

(c) December 12, 2007 Laurie Corzett/libramoon