In lieu of my typical and always inspiring (tongue definitely in cheek on that one!) “Scattered Saturday” posts, for the next few weekend I’ll be sending an Advent post your way each Sunday.
*Disclaimer: Remember, I am totally new to the Advent thing…so I’m only sharing ideas and readings that were shared with me. 🙂 Like this one… http://www.thevillagechurch.net/mediafiles/advent-guide.pdf an Advent Guide created by “The Village Church,” which was shared with me by a friend.
*Another Disclaimer: We only just started today…we’re doubling up this week. Don’t worry about legistics…it’s about your heart!
Prayer for the second week of Advent
Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Second Week Scriptures
Sunday – Isaiah 40:1-5
Monday – Revelation 1:7-8
Tuesday – Matthew 22:41-45
Wednesday – Hosea 11:3-4
Thursday – Psalm 130
Friday – Micah 6:6-8
Saturday – Jeremiah 14:8-9
A few of my ideas for celebrating the season & spending time with your family this week…
– watch a Christmas movie together as a family
– buy Christmas-y pajama pants (*this is one of my personal favs!)
– make “lumps of coal” using rice crispy treats & food coloring
– write a Christmas love letter to your spouse
– look for opportunities to share the true reason for the season – Jesus!
KEEP CALM & TAKE TIME TO ENJOY YOUR FAMILY!