Advent One and Two

The people who walked in darkness...

...have seen a great light!

Light one candle for hope, hope that the whole world needs.

Light one candle for hope, hope that the Savior will bring.

Light one candle for peace, peace that the whole world needs.

Light one candle for peace, peace that the Savior will bring.

Come, Lord Jesus, Come!

 

We were out of town for the first Sunday in Advent. But we visited my brother's church in Minnesota, where we were blessed to be included in their Advent wreath making activity. 

Mike puts on his wreath-making face.

 

My neice, Cora, proves that you can make an advent wreath and still look like a normal person.

While we were ahead one handmade wreath, we were behind on lighting our candles. So today, we will double up and read the litergy for both.

If there is anything I've learned in my life, it is that even the best laid plans can still go awry, and often do. Case in point: check out last year's Christmas Day Advent candle lighting, complete with the T.V. on in the background (muted, of course), me yelling at Curtis for interrupting, and him giving me a dirty look. That's how we roll.