What is the real meaning of Advent? Increasing numbers of Christians are discovering the season of Advent as a beautiful and rich preparation for Christmas. As a result, many are curious about the origins and meaning of Advent. How does Advent make Christmas event more meaningful? On Tuesday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, pastor and author, Aaron Damiani joins us to talk about how Advent can teach us how to live the story of Jesus after Christmas is over.
Even though this is known as "the most wonderful time of the year", it can also be a difficult time for some walking through a challenging season of life. This time of year can bring on bouts of depression, or "blues." Relationally, we know as a Christian that we are so grateful for kids, family, and church, but sometimes our "Christmas blues" are a mix of thankfulness and sadness. Wednesday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Heather Palacios joins us to share three things she's done on her journey when she's experienced the "Christmas Blues".
Aaron Damiani (MA, Biblical Exegesis) serves as the lead pastor of Immanuel Anglican Church in Chicago and is the author of The Good of Giving Up: Discovering the Freedom of Lent and Earth Filled with Heaven: Finding Life in Liturgy, Sacraments and other Ancient Practices of the Church. Aaron writes and speaks regularly about spiritual formation, leadership, and recovering the gifts of the ancient church for today's challenges. Aaron and his wife Laura live with their four kids in Chicago's Irving Park neighborhood.
Heather is married to Raul Palacios and they have two sons, DJ and Andy. Raul and Heather are on staff at Church by the Glades. Heather is a graduate of Judson University, where she received a BA in Business Management. Heather is also founder of “WondHerful,” a mission dedicated to mental health and suicide extinction through blog posts, social media posts (@WondHerful), and an eclectic speaking circuit that includes churches, businesses, prisons, police stations, schools, halfway houses, psychiatric wards. Heather is a suicide survivor and a diagnosed bipolar who believes that if you wake up breathing, that’s your proof to keep going!
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