Sunday, November 30, 2008

a time of preparation...

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign.
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and shall call his name Immanuel.
Isaiah 7:14

Today marks the first Sunday of Advent...a time of preparation and expectation. Advent is meant to prepare us for a transformational celebration of Christ's birth...not a huge gift exchange. As we approach this special season...may we truly experience the Christ of Christmas.


  1. ah, yes the waiting for the coming.
    to prepare our hearts and families for the coming of Christ. Good reminder Judy

  2. What a beautiful post. Blessings to you and your family.

  3. A quiet, gentle amen to that. May it be so for us all.

  4. Happy first week of Advent, Judy. Do you light a candle to celebrate? I do. It is a most beautful time of the year.

    I'm still waiting for my grandson --I guess he wants a December birthday!

  5. We always celebrated Advent at home...I miss it! Hope you had a good weekend Ms.Judy. Hey...was that your front door, and was that a Costco wreath? I have a wreath very similar on my door...from Costco.


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