Saturday, November 26, 2011

our jesse tree

This is our first year using a Jesse Tree during Advent. Jesse Trees come in all shapes, styles, and sizes. This is what Doug put together for us to use and a few pictures of the process.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

happy new year

Advent begins this Sunday and so starts the church year. Advent builds the anticipation of the light coming into the world, both then, now, and again when Christ returns.
Our family has used the Advent Wreath for the past two years, and it has greatly enriched our Christmas season. Advent is a time to actually try to slow down and meditate on waiting. Using the Advent Wreath can help your family in this endeavor.
Here is a link to the Common Ground Advent worship guide, which contains Advent wreath devotionals and Jesse Tree devotionals.