Friday, December 2, 2011

Advent Adventures

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A few years ago, Lindsey inspired me to make an Advent Wreath.  I used a big glass platter I had gotten from my grandmother, some pretty candle holders I had, and a wreath and some greenery from Dollar Tree.  The most difficult part was finding purple votives! 

Each year we have used a different Advent devotion.  Often I made them up, using each candle as a theme.  This year we are using Ann Voskamp's Jesse Tree devotions with our Advent wreath.  Once I locate the good paper we'll cut out and hang up the pictures on a small tree.  But I didn't want to wait to begin our devotions until I found the right paper.  So far, I think we're all enjoying these readings.  I'm looking forward to weaving God's story in the Old Testament together with the coming of Christ. 


Kristy said...

I love Advent! I grew up in a church with Advent wreaths, so having been a part of churches that didn't have one in the past, I made sure we had one on our table. I loved the readings and the candles and I'm happy to share it with our children.

April said...

Even though the church I grew up in did celebrate Advent, we didn't do so in our home. We did have a fun candelabra that made angels spin around when we lit the candles!

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