Last year, I shared how my family celebrates Advent each year. Each night of Advent we gather together to light candles and prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus.
What is Advent? The definition is: the anticipated arrival of someone who is important. Many churches celebrate advent with special services, including the lighting of candles on the four Sunday’s preceding Christmas. These services are meant to prepare our hearts to celebrate the coming of Jesus on Christmas. When I was a preteen, our church encouraged families to celebrate advent in the home- to prepare our hearts for Christmas as
I’ve tried to slowly dip my toes into the Christmas thing this year. It’s been more low key- less Christmas music, less crafting and cookie making, less talk about Christmas morning excitement. It’s an understated, mindful Christmas season. This year I dreaded decorating for Christmas- as much due to the inevitable battles over Christmas decor with the busy toddler as anything else!I am grateful that I didn’t have to decorate with our