Monday, November 30, 2009

Advent


My children are at Grandma's house right now (in another state). So, we will be starting our Advent activities a little late. This year we are going to read Jotham's Journey, A Storybook for Advent by Arnold Ytreeide. This will be our second time reading through this book. The older children enjoyed it the first time, and my youngest child will be able to participate more this year.

Here are a few things we will be doing as we look forward to and anticipate the celebration of our Savior's birth.

Review The Birth of Jesus from our GrapeVine Studies timeline and lesson pages.

Work on our homemade Christmas Cards

Cut down our own Christmas tree and decorate for Christmas

Make Gingerbread Men

Pray for the children who will be receiving the Shoe Boxes we prepared for Operation Christmas Child

Make Christmas goodies for our neighbors and deliver them

Drive around and look at Christmas lights


Learn new Christmas hymns


Children's Christmas Choir at church

Shop or make homemade gifts for Sunday school and AWANA teachers (I would really like to make these...but I haven't decided yet).


What are some things you are going to do as you celebrate the fact that our Savior has COME and He promises to come AGAIN?

Here are two links to blogs I just read and I really like what they have to share:



5 comments:

Teri Lynne said...

This year for Advent, I am writing a short note to both Casiday & Scott telling them something I love about them ... I'll save them all and put them into a book to give them on Christmas morning. :-)

Nikki said...

TL, I love doing things like that! I'm going to have to think about this some more, but my first instinct is..."Oh! I want to do that too!!!"

Beth said...

We are reading Jotham's Journey too! This is our first year, and we are hooked! Heath and I aren't reading ahead, so we are just as full of anticipation as the kids. What a great time of worship we are having!

Renae said...

I've heard Jotham's Journey is very good.

We are using A Glorious Coming by Ann Voskamp this year and creating a Jesse Tree. I've always wanted to do that, but never have. It helps that the ornaments are included in the book. ;)

Jessica said...

ha! I just asked you about this today on the phone. you should of said "read my blog" ;)