Advent Week 4 and The Jesse Tree Day 22-29 with Christmas Cookies

It’s hard to believe Christmas is this week! All of the preparations, prayers, and expectations culminating this week. The fourth candle of Advent. This is the candle of LOVE.Jesus demonstrated self-giving love in his ministry as the Good Shepherd. Advent is a time for kindness, thinking of others, and sharing with others. It is a…

Week 3 Advent and Jesse Tree Day 15-21

The advent season is full of preparation and waiting expectantly for the birth of our Savior. We know the joy of Jesus is the hope, and peace for us all at Christmas. Today we light the pink candle to mark the third week of advent. Gaudete Sunday means rejoice. ⭐️ Rejoice in the Lord always….

Second Week of Advent: Jesse Tree Day 8-14

The second candle in the advent wreath is Peace and reminds me of a song we sang in catholic school as a child ️Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth The peace that was meant to be. With God as our Father Brothers all are…

Advent-Right on Time 2020

If we ever needed Advent it is NOW. In this year of unexpected challenges, heart break, and isolation. Advent means the coming. The coming of Christ. We wait with anticipation for the coming of Christ. We celebrate His birth and hope for His return someday. We mark this season with several traditions. The Advent wreath,…

The Jesse Tree Tradition

The Jesse Tree is a tradition from 1949 and celebrated the four weeks of Advent. Key events in the history of salvation are recalled from scripture and repented by symbols. These ornaments are hung on a tree in order of the story’s development. The tradition recounts God’s grace at work in history and heightens the…

Christmas is Coming

Today is the first day of advent. My unofficial deadline by which I try to be through with my Christmas chores so I can observe advent in preparation for Christmas. This year,  we are in a new state, house, and church, mixing our old traditions with our new ones. The decorating inside is complete and…

This Christmas Season

The Christmas season is here! Old traditions and new traditions all rolled in together to Celebrate the Birthday of Jesus Christ! We decorate our homes, dress in our finest, buy gifts, and bake delicious treats for Christmas. We are kinder, more generous, more scheduled, and tired. I love the second verse of O Come O…

Waiting with Anticipation

The First day of Advent is a journey of waiting expectantly for Jesus’ birth and reflecting over the past year with hopes for the future. In hopes of truly enjoying the advent season I seek to have all of the decorating, shopping, busyness done by December first or at least by December third. I’ve carefully…