Category Archives: Advent

It’s Been A Busy Week!

Just a few highlights before I head out the door to get Buggle a haircut! The other boys I’ll do myself but his hair is so thick and curly! We’re getting ready for our annual Christmas Feast and I’m so … Continue reading

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Packing, Christmas and Pictures

My brain is too tired and to full of “things that must be done lists” for a coherent post right now. Instead a few pictures of our life right now. We’ve had cousins and visiting and 22 people over for … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Advent:Love

[download id=”25″] Sunday Psalms 24, 29  8, 84 Isa. 42:1-12 Eph. 6:10-20 John 3:16-21 Monday Psalms 61, 62  112, 115 Isa. 11:1-9 Rev. 20:1-10 John:5:30-47 Tuesday Psalms 66, 67  116, 117 Isa 11:10-16 Rev. 20:11–21:8 Luke 1:5-25 … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Advent:Joy

“Joy to the world! The Lord is Come” [download id=”24″] Sunday Psalms 63:1-8(9-11), 98  103 Isa. 13:6-13 Heb. 12:18-29 John 3:22-30 Monday Psalms 41, 52  44 Isa. 8:16–9:1 2 Pet. 1:1-11 Luke 22:39-53 Tuesday Psalms 45  47, … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Advent: Preparation

“Let every heart, Prepare Him room” [download id=”23″] Sunday Psalms 148, 149, 150  114, 115 Isa. 5:1-7 2 Pet. 3:11-18 Luke 7:28-35 Monday Psalms 25  9, 15 Isa. 5:8-12, 18-23 1 Thess. 5:1-11 Luke 21:20-28 Tuesday Psalms 26, … Continue reading

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First Sunday in Advent

This year all of the Sundays in Advent fall within the month of December. Since the children and I have started doing the short form of Morning Prayer (from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer) after breakfast I’ve been looking … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Trip Highlights

Drove down to Kentucky last Monday and back yesterday- about a 10.5 hour drive one way, plus stops. Thanks to a friend who car-pooled with us both trips were remarkably smooth. Went swimming with S’s mother twice. First time I’ve … Continue reading

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Advent in Action: Singing!

One of the ways that we highlight the different seasons of the church year is by singing hymns and antiphons particular to those seasons. In Lent we drop the word Alleluia from our vocabulary and in Advent we sing the … Continue reading

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Readings for the Third Sunday in Advent

We are nearing the end of this season of the church year. Tonight we light the pink candle (Su is ecstatic). This candle calls to mind the Shepherds and their rejoicing after they had seen the Christ Child. We also … Continue reading

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Advent in Action: Giving

One of the things that we all associate with Christmas is an increase in requests for help from charities of all kinds. Churches and schools put together food baskets, companies do Angel Trees to help poor families provide Christmas for … Continue reading

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