|Our advent wreath.|
As I mentioned yesterday, Mary Catherine and I have begun preparing ourselves for our Saviour's birth by participating in an Advent study of the Jesse Tree.
We are using "A Jesus Advent Celebration: A Jesse Tree Journey" authored by Ann Voskamp from A Holy Experience. Ann is providing her Advent celebration e-book for free! She only asks that we share the book by directly linking back to her own website.
For each day of Advent, Ann has provided a Scripture reading, ponderings/thoughts on the reading, a simple prayer to close the day/evening's Advent activity and suggestions for extending that day's study. I love her extension ideas...simple and doable..."planting a seed for each act of kindness that you do today" or "singing a worship song or Christmas Carol."
While the Scripture readings are a bit deep for Benjamin, Mary Catherine has been an attentive pupil, soaking up her new-found knowledge of the Old Testament like a sponge! The extension activities really help to make the learning tangible.
I invite you to visit Ann's blog to experience the depth of her love for Christ, the Earth, her family. You will be glad you did.
Wishing you a peace-filled December evening.