Hello Sweet Readers! Oh, how I hope that your Thanksgiving was a grand time of food, family, friends mixed up with a whole lot of memories. I’m trusting you have much to be thankful for and this holiday just added more to that life category.
I was a little under the weather last week and missed a couple of days of work. I got a couple of meds and was feeling more chipper by Thanksgiving Day. We did our volunteer gig and decided that next year we need to up our game on that day by staying longer than just one shift. We made it home in time to have a little turkey and dared to venture out for a little shopping to prevent that cabin fever that develops on quiet holidays.
As busy and hectic as this time of the year can get, the holiday season from Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day is something that can warm all of our hearts with appreciation. The seasons are always ticking away on the calendar and we are always moving forward. Seasons are what is on my heart right now.
Just as the calendar has seasons which are reflected by the weather, so the Church has seasons. I was so excited when I received a book at church last weekend entitled Seasons. It looked like this:
There are Seasons in the Church just as in our everyday life. It’s amazing that the Seasons of the Church begin with Advent. The wonder, waiting and anticipation which ends in celebration with the birth of Jesus. Isn’t this always the words that describe Christmas? The wonder of the spirit that envelopes the air. The waiting and anticipation for Christmas morning with the unwrapping of gifts. It all ends with a celebration and a feast. How sweet is that?! What a way for the Church to begin its Seasons!
Well, what got me so excited is that the book is actually a devotional that encompases an entire year. It is filled with daily readings starting with the beginning of Advent. It has prayers and songs along with reflections. You can download your own copy here. It’s free!
I’m excited about entering into this Season of Advent. Oh, the wonder! I hope the wonder and beauty of the season will rest on you, dear readers. I hope you will breathe it in and let it permeate your being as you celebrate the wonder that is Advent/Christmas.
Be blessed! ~ Carrie
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