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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Advent: What's the Deal?

So even though I'm writing this Sunday night, by the time you read this I should have a three day old and be in the middle of mommy zombieland.

I know this month will be full of distraction for the Leipprandt clan (even more so than usual) and I've been praying for my heart to remain focused on what Christmas is truly about- the coming of a King, the birth of a Savior, God loving us enough to send a Redeemer. And I've got this idea rolling around that maybe we could observe some Advent traditions this year since we'll be holed up and away from church most likely.

I love the thought, but I have no idea where to start. I was brought up in non-traditional churches and the lighting of Advent candles was a rarity. Do any of you observe Advent traditions in your homes? Where's a good place to start?

Thanks for the help and we would love your prayers this week!
 
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