Sun. December 12th: Advent Calendar-The second candle, is lit on the second Sunday of advent along with the first candle, is the Bethleham candle, reminding us where Jesus was born. It too is purple, for our king who was born in the manger. Suggested Bible ready: Micah 5:2, Luke 2:1-7. To see complete post on that go to the Advent Post.
We usually do this after Dinner time. The kids love to blow out the candles and my bigger will usually take turns with us reading the verses.
Mark your calendars for Monday, it’s just around the corner, and it will be time for a new Challenge for the Peace on Earth Challenge over at Women Living Well.
Mon., December 13th: At this point, you’re just 2 weeks from Christmas and there is still so much to get done. You need EXTRA rest! Pull out your calendar and SCHEDULE a night where you will go to bed very very early. Take your Bible with you to bed and read for 5 minutes. Read in Isaiah 7:14, Micah 5:2, Jeremiah 23:5, and Isaiah 53. These are prophecies that were fulfilled by the birth and life of Jesus. Get extra blankets for a warm nights rest, pray God gives you deep rest and that no one wakes you. Then turn out the lights and sleep.
This is one I am making sure that I will do. Getting to bed early is sometimes a challenge for me. I love to go to bed reading my bible, so this was a no-brainer. But I don’t do it all the time as much as I should. So the going to bed early will be a challenge, but I will let you know how it turned out.
God Bless you all!
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