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An Angel Quiz for Christmas

Angel quiz

How about an Angel Quiz if you’ve run out of ideas for Christmas entertainment? In the past, I’ve hosted Angel parties where people brought an exchange gift with an angel theme. I’ve served angelic food like Angel food cake and meringues as soft as angel’s wings. We played a version of the trading game, sang […]

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Four Candles for Advent Love

Advent Love is marked on the fourth Sunday with all four candles lit. At our house, we light all four and another big one in the middle on Christmas day–signifying Jesus has come. (We also put a candle on the Ule Log and sing Happy Birthday in honor of the Christ child). What does love […]

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Three Candles for Advent Joy!

Advent joy

Advent joy is looking forward to the birth of the Messiah. Most people understand Christmas and joy–with the music and the parties and the gifts, it’s a happy time. Advent joy, however, is about looking forward to joy to come. It starts in the past. Old Testament Isaiah 9:2 prophesied about the Messiah God would […]

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Advent, Waiting and Childhood

Advent

I’d never heard of Advent during my childhood. I knew about waiting for Christmas, but not that the month of December encompassed Advent. Advent, of course, is all about waiting for the coming of Christ into the world. A recent article by Eric Metaxas, does a fine job of exploring Too Much Christmas, Too Little Advent? […]

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A Candle for Advent Peace

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The second Sunday we light a candle for Advent Peace. Peace is an interesting word with many possibilities: world, personal, shalom, spiritual. I love the Advent peace candle because it reminds me of the first year I understood who Jesus really is. Who is Jesus? “Peace on earth, good will toward men,” the angels sang […]

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