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Sunday, December 2, 2012

First Sunday of Advent 2012 in (Mostly) Pictures

Boy that tree needs a little pruning. I know there is a Jesse Tree in there somewhere.

Our box of treasure from the Jesse Tree ornament swap at Housewifespice has not yet our Jesse Tree is waiting expectantly.

Elyse's daily stack of veils to package and ship in the morning is quite purple today.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

We already know that we are going to love this book, and that God with Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas will be our nightly family devotional companion throughout the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons.  It only took one night's reading to be sure.

I'm entirely baffled by the fact that my husband can drink coffee in the evening, and remain unaffected.

I knew that I was saving all of those lace scraps for something...

The Advent journey has begun.

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. ~ Book of Common Prayer-(PD)


Praying that you have a Holy and blessed Advent.  Remember, you do not need to do it perfectly.  You do not even need to do it "well".  But, every little effort you make to incorporate the church year into your individual and family worship life will bless your Christian journey.

Pax Christi Dear Ones,

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  1. So glad you found a great devotional - truly a treasure!

  2. That is exactly what we heard last sunday at our community. Here in the Philippines, Christmas is full swing and it is very difficult to be counter culture. And the one who gave the teaching said that we don't have to do it perfectly, but any small effort is better than none at all! Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of the King, a time of hoping and waiting. Blessings to you! patsy

  3. Love your rustic Jesse Tree. I never thought about doing that. I think we might go back to doing our advent countdown and do the Jesse Tree again. We haven't done it in years.

  4. Love sharing in your traditions. Happy Adventing, Michelle.

  5. First time here at your blog. I did the same for our Jesse Tree. This was our first year for doing Jesse, we all enjoyed it.


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