“They wanted to hear Jesus Speak” Luke 21:38
Advent is the time of anticipation of Jesus coming. We anticipate hearing Him speak during this Holiday time. Often we fear we cannot even hear our loved ones, let alone Jesus, speaking to us, with all of the noise, hurry, bustle, stress, sadness, grief, and disappointment obstructing our hearing. Possibly our Holiday Wellness can be improved by just simply looking at the word ADVENT:
A—Anticipate positive things during this month, allow the words of Jesus to come through.
D– – Increase your devotional time, that your stress levels will decrease and depression vanish.
V–Visualize joy, visualize wellness, visualize absence of pain, visualize presence of peace.
E— Energize your life by decreasing your sugar intake, exercising daily, and getting adequate rest.
N– Note the positive things happening around you, write notes of gratitude and connection.
T—Take Time for yourself! Allow a few moments in each Advent day for reflection, prayer planning, and peacefulness.
Allow the Advent Season to speak to and strengthen your spirit.
Alice Stephenson BSN,RN,PN
Parish Nurse Consultant