[This is a repost from last year that I wanted to share again. I would encourage you to celebrate Advent with your family, even if it is very, very simple. I would also love to hear your Advent tradition, hopes, and plans.]
Yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent. Sweet Pea was home for Thanksgiving, so she lit the Advent candle while we sang the first verse of O Come, O Come Emmanuel. Our singing was followed by a short scripture reading. Traditionally the Advent wreath has three purple candles, one pink candle, and one white, each with its own special meaning. I’m learning to live with imperfection and be content, so my “wreath” is a candelabra with five white candles. It is still beautiful and makes me happy.
In this season of my life, it is best for me to keep everything simple. I could have gone to multiple stores searching for just the right candles, but I chose not to. I love tradition, but it is freeing to say it will be good even if it isn’t perfect.
If you have never celebrated Advent, or just haven’t gotten started yet this year, grab a candle and put it on your table, find a simple Advent reading schedule to follow, and start this evening. You can find Advent readings like these online:
Let’s determine to have a joyfully imperfect Advent season while loving our families and anticipating the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
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