It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

December 3rd, 2006 is the First Sunday of Advent

December 3rd 2006 1st Sunday of Advent

As we begin Advent, we light one candle in the midst of all the darkness in our lives and in the world. It symbolizes our longing, our desire, our hope

Advent is when peace becomes something visible.

All year, of course, we long for peace, but this Christians spend these four weeks preparing for the coming of the Messiah, the Prince of Peace.

Each year, the busyness of this season serves to distract us from having an Advent season that truly prepares us for the celebration of Christmas, with all its meaning.

The fact remains that we don’t know what the future holds; we know only that God is good, and that his goodness will prevail in the end. That is why we wait in hope, rather than in fear

Make a paper chain to count the days before Christmas.

Write a task on the inside of each link, for example: "Offer the birds a piece of bread or some seed," or "Send a Christmas card to a lonely person." As family members remove links, this not only marks the days but also prepares our hearts for Christmas.

Thank you, God of great promise, for your amazing way of breaking into our lives with wings to make our spirits soar, with words that still us and even chill us, with hope for the hearts of all humankind

As we enter into the Advent Season I'll be updating regularly with more things to do to prepare our hearts and our lives for Christmas.

'On Ya' - ma

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