Give me the snow, light up the trees, deck every hall, and while you can see. Roast every nut, mistle the toe, this needs to be the best Christmas since the original. — Abed from “Community”
— Advent Top 10 You may have your favorite Christmas carols already picked out, but did you know there are some songs specifically for Advent? We found this great Top 10 list over at AquinasAndMore.com that includes these favorites: "O Come, O Come Emmanuel;" "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus;" "Holy is His Name."
Today, do or plan for two hours of community service.
What to say when someone asks, "What's an Advent Calendar?" Show them this one! Advent Calendars help us anticipate or "count down" to Christmas and Jesus' birth. Advent is a season of preparation and waiting. So, hidden behind every day of the calendar is a surprise! (No peeking -- you have to WAIT for it!) You might find chocolate, an image, or in the case of Busted Halo's Advent Surprise Calendar -- an inspirational quote and spiritual challenge. Happy Advent!
Set an intention for Advent this year: Pick a way that you will slow down and behold God’s coming into the world.…