Advent at church was so beautiful this year. The sanctuary was decorated before the first Sunday- including glass balls of four different colors. Each Sunday we were encouraged to "unclutter" our hearts in a different way. And as we prayerfully considered that in worship, we would take an ornament off of the garland and windows and wreaths, and put it in a big vase. By the end of Advent, the ornaments found their home in vases on the altar. It was indeed a fresh breath during what can feel like a busy season.