Advent starts tomorrow.
I've heard about the whole advent wreath tradition,
but we've never actually done it.
It makes me nervous. Isn't that weird?
The boys are 3 and 6 now, so we thought we would give it a try.
Don't worry. My expectations are low.
If all they get out of it is lighting a candle,
and spending time together, that's great.
Here is the gist:
I had to confirm with my friend, wikipedia,
which tells you what an expert I am on this subject.
I know nothing about it, we're just gonna give it a try.
It's a way to keep our eyes on Jesus this season.
Okay, You make a wreath with 4 tall candles around the wreathy part,
and one big fat candle in the middle.
Traditionally, 3 of the tall candles are purple and 1 is pink, and the center candle is white.
That color scheme hurt my eyes and made me cringe. I just. couldn't. do it.
So I made mine red, with white in the middle
& I feel much better about the whole thing.
Beginning on the fourth Sunday before Christmas
you have a little devotion with the family.
You can read a short passage from the Bible and pray together,
you can sing a Christmas song, or even do a craft as a family.
The point is to pause and focus on Jesus.
The point is to come together as a family.
The important thing to remember is this: