The White Witch’s Hot Cocoa & Other Extras

This fall, while doing book events for Advent in Narnia, I’ve developed a few more activities for families, individuals, or churches that I want to share here since I’m too late to include them in the book (at least until the next – ?! – printing). Amazingly, the book has sold almost 2500 copies since it was released […]

Advent in Narnia Open House

First, we filled the narthex (or lobby) of St. Benedict with artificial Christmas trees! We had lots of help – people loaned us their trees, and a few volunteers helped us set them all up and “fluff” the branches! When guests came, the first thing they saw was a “forest” … and Mr. Tumnus and […]

Advent: About Lucy

These are taken from the book The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, a story that stands by itself but also was written with Christian undertones and symbolism and many Advent themes. Buy the book (on Amazon or Kindle or any bookstore) or watch one of the movie versions. Lucy and her sister and brothers have […]

Advent Devotions By Email

This Advent, I’m writing an email devotion for my congregation every other day with my colleague, Liz Meade, who’s our postulant intern this winter. If you want in, you can sign up on the left hand column of this blog page. You can sign up or unsubscribe at any time – nothing personal. I’m going to […]

Take 12, December

Our tree, daytime. House ornament! I got this “Advent box” (?) from Target a few years ago, and each door has a slip or two of paper with verses that match the Jesse Tree ornaments I’ve been collecting… Jesse tree — a bare branch with ornaments that represent Old Testament stories — creation, the ram […]