Our good friend Sally at My Life My Desire had a give away about 2 weeks ago! I won!!
Okay, okay, everyone won!
Sally sent everyone that commented an Advent tin. (Thank you Sally!) Each day we light a candle and pray together. We pick one of the stick for a verse to read from our Bible and an activity to do. We have modified some of the activities to fit our family.
The girls have loved it and we have had some good conversations about Jesus.
Here is a quote from Ellie- "Ellie loba Jesus"
Sarah was wondering if I was around when Jesus was put on the cross. Uhmmm, No, that was a little before me!
So as you can see I have a lot of work ahead of me!
But it is a pleasure and joyful! The girls are eager to learn.
I have to be honest. Our Christmases in the past did not focus on the Advent season and the biblical story of Christ's birth.
I am sad to say that we were entrenched in the commercialism and lack of spirituality that the season can bring.
I am thankful for the changes that are being made and the changes to come in the future.
I have spent too many years with my heart not being in the right place (as a child and as an adult) during this season.
I am thankful for the Christian influences on all of your blogs. It gives me the courage to break out of the old mold and start new traditions.
I don't think I could have done it with our older kids back in the 1990's, what a shame. The good news is they are also eager to cut out on the craziness and the commercialism of the season.
There is so much truth in the saying - "surround yourself with like minded people". You encourage our journey to Christ, our journey to know him personally and our journey to serve him.