Thursday, December 2, 2010

Celebrating Advent

Celebrating Advent this year. Being intentional with our time and activities. Choosing to not let the CHRISTmas season fly by in a flash of wrapping paper, chaos, earthly concerns, shopping, selfishness, and Santa.

Taking time each morning to be quiet and remember the history of our Christian faith...WHO created us...WHO holds us all together...WHO loves us with an everlasting love...WHO we are called to honor and glorify...


Being thankful for the many blessings we have been given...especially the free gift of eternal life with our Savior...

Praying for those in need, those who don't know our Savior...

Talking excitedly about the things we can share and give this season...

Enjoying candlelight in the morning grey from our Advent wreath as we count down the days until Jesus' birth...

Reading Advent Stories and Christmas stories...A Jesus Advent Celebration: Jesse Tree Journey and Jotham's Journey

Being together...

4 comments:

MommyB said...

Very cool!! I looked at their website, what a great idea!

Olivia said...

Love celebrating the real reason for Christmas! Making memories and family traditions that will have eternal value! Have fun; I'm sure you will.

Candra Georgi said...

following over from holy experience. i have three little boys too. i just bound the book last night myself. i thought of doing something very similar with our ornaments...haven't quite decided what to do yet.

Linda said...

We are really enjoying Ann's advent book, as well. Thanks for telling me how to bind it. Hoping to do it this weekend. It's beautiful. And, the wreath. Kiley, it's incredible, isn't it? An heirloom for the generations! Love you so much!