December is such a full month.
I do like it, all the special things going on and yummy treats to eat.
So when I saw candles at Trader Joes again (seasonal only) in late November,
I bought three packs to have new for my wreath.
Dayspring had an advent calendar that I loved, because you move a heart from pocket to pocket, down through the days, but while looking there I also saw a free download, a little page a day which I accepted and printed out, cut up and slipped in a baggie.
I couldn’t find the carved Mary on a donkey that goes with the candle wreath, but as I was unpacking one of our nativity sets (I hope to stick to only three!) I realized that I wanted Joseph in the scene too this year.
Busy as it has been, each morning I wake and come to the front room, pull out a candle from the box, trim its wick and bottom edge (so it will fit into the holes which might be a tad too small?), light all the candles in order, so far, and sit to read my moment of devotional: a scripture, a promise, a question. That’s my morning moment! In all the crazy rush of the days, I am amazed that I have not forgotten once!
I share this with you today in gratitude and joy and because a friend asked about the “snail of candles” on my table, where she could get one! I directed her to the website, but wanted to see if I could add a link directly.
How is your Advent? Are you also Christmas shopping or is it waiting until you have time, like mine is? I should qualify that: my shopping for food (and candles) has started but shopping for presents (to mail!) is waiting. Do you have lovely plans for Christmas? (No? Can you join us?)
Tonight we go to the sing along Messiah where I will probably sing myself hoarse once again,
All Thanks and Praise to God!