We are in the Advent season of the church calendar when we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ. This is what it looks like in early December up here in the north woods. So lovely, still and quiet. This Sunday I will be preaching from Luke 1 and Mary's glorious proclamation: 'The Magnificat', Latin for 'Magnify'...as in 'My soul magnifies the Lord.' These verses in Luke are a profound and humble hymn of faith that people have marveled at for 2000 years.