Tradition and Intentionality

With winter comes darkness as the days get shorter. We wake up in the cold and dark and go to bed in the same way. In my family, we count down until the days start to get longer again and spring is just around the corner. But in the darkness, in the month of December, we start to see glimmers of life giving light on the houses in our neighborhoods, on trees in our living rooms, and from advent wreaths on our tables. Even in darkness, we cling to the life and hope that comes with that light.