Tag Archives: Advent

A Thanksgiving Prayer For Advent

While the secular world began preparing for Christmas a few days ago with Black Friday sales, today many Christians will begin preparing for Christmas by celebrating the first Sunday of Advent. This holiday season I am focusing on maintaining an … Continue reading

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Looking For Desert Places

I have been enjoying participating in the creation of a global Advent calendar on Instagram. Early each morning I get an email reminding me of the word for the day, a few thoughts applying the word to an Advent theme, and a … Continue reading

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Create An Advent Calendar On Instagram

One way I try to combat the commercialism that has overtaken the Christmas season is by observing Advent. In the Christian church calendar, Advent is the “season” when we get ready for Christmas. In most Christian traditions, Advent has a dual … Continue reading

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O Come Let Us Adore Him

Today is the fourth Sunday in Advent and Christmas is only two days away! I feel very un-ready for Christmas this year, and am hoping that Dr. Seuss was right when he wrote these words in How The Grinch Stole Christmas: … Continue reading

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A Joyous Time In Advent

Celebrating The Third Week Of Advent This week is the third week of Advent. In a traditional advent wreath, the third candle is pink and is referred to as the “joy” candle. I was taught that this candle is a lighter color … Continue reading

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