|Beaded star and hanging heart|
|Autumn in our garden|
So this afternoon we looked at all the things we use to prepare for Christmas, during advent. We took our advent calendar, countdown snowman, my Christmas planner and a host of Christmas magazines I have already collected this Christmas. However, I pointed out the one thing missing from my pile was the Bible. Don't get me wrong, we don't miss the point of Christmas, our chocolate advent calendar has the Christmas story on the back of each window and the advent bunting I made at Lee Abbey last year takes a longer look at the story, but we just open the window, turn over the bunting, read the words and get on with the day.
While I was away, the boys were busy as well. They were at rugby in Wales on Friday and football at home on Saturday. They even found time to start the decorating in the lounge.
|saying goodbye to magnolia|
|Another job off the list complete!|
Then he passed in front of Moses and called out,
“I am the Lord God.
I am merciful and very patient with my people.
I show great love,
and I can be trusted.
Our prayer as a family is for those affected by the flooding in the South West of England this week, for those who have been involved in their rescue and for those who will help them in the weeks ahead. May they know God's presence in their troubles and may the true meaning of Christmas be seen; For God so loved the world that he sent his only Son.
With God's blessings from my family to yours,