It is hard to believe it is already the third Sunday in Advent. As it speeds by, I am slowing down. Slowing down to read Advent devotions, listen to our Advent choral music recordings (most from England). Now with the decorating finished, I can enjoy it. Sometimes with music, or with coffee, by myself, or with my husband. We have been reading Advent devotions together this year. We are using Ann Voskamp's book "The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas." Her writing is poetic, meaningful, insightful. Reading this book has motivated me to read her first book, "One Thousand Gifts."