I compiled this mix with my head and heart swimming in thoughts of Christmas, exactly one week away. Advent. The Arrival. The Spirit. Conception. The Incarnation. Very wise men traveling from far away in search of a Star. A newborn baby. The rightful heir. Blood, sweat, and tears. The smell of animals. Parenthood. Less-than-ideal circumstances. Confusion. Fear. Miracles. Life. Hope. Winter. The cold and the warmth that it brings. Immanuel.
"Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel" (which means, God with us).