Second Sunday of Advent


The second Sunday of Advent is upon us. 

On the second week of Advent, the second candle is known as the “Bethlehem candle,” which symbolizes faith. The Bethlehem candle is meant to remind us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. 

I always think about how much faith and trusting in the Lord Mary must have had to take that journey. To travel such a great distance and so close to delivering her baby. That doesn’t sound like a plan any of us would make, but God had a plan. And His plan was perfect.


Tonight as we light the second candle, read Luke 3:4-6:
Luke 3:4-5New International Version (NIV)

4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.
5 Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.

This week, let’s pray that the Lord prepares our hearts for the Christmas season and that we may remember the faith of Mary and Joseph and emulate that faith. 

Have a wonderful week.

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First Sunday of Advent


For today’s installment of the 24 Days of Christmas, I am going to share with you the first Sunday of Advent.  Yesterday, I created an advent wreath, which is so easy and simple to do. 

Plus, it’s a completely open-ended project, and you can customize your wreath anyway you like.

There are four Sundays in the advent calendar, which are represented by the four candles in the advent wreath.

The first candle, known as the prophet’s candle, symbolizes hope and reminds us that Jesus is coming.


Today, we have lit the first candle and we are reading the related verses, Romans 15: 12-13: (NIV)

12 And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; in him the Gentiles will hope.”
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.



Today, as we read these verses and light our prophet’s candle, we pray the Lord will prepare our hearts for His coming and remind us we have hope in Him.
Aren’t you glad we have hope in Christ and in His return?

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24 Days of Christmas: An easy advent wreath

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On the second day of our 24 Days of Christmas series, I want to share the easiest advent wreath ever! I’ve actually never made an advent wreath before, and this is certainly an easy way to make one. It’s also a great tradition to start in your family, and a great way to teach your children the story of Christmas.

I made my advent wreath on a white Ikea tray that I already owned, so I could pick it up and move it.

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I also purchased four battery operated candles. You could use real candles if you want, but I have pets and small children, so it is much safer to use the faux flicker candles. I got mine from Dollar Tree, but you can find them almost anywhere.

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I then purchased several holiday floral picks from Walgreens

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and arranged them around the candles.

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I ended up with a cute advent wreath for only about $20.

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I would love to see your advent wreaths! Please share how you make them and include pictures!

Have a wonderful weekend.

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