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« on: December 01, 2019, 09:19:14 AM »
Do you participate in Advent?  Maybe you have an Advent calendar you pull out or purchase every year.  Do you light candles - 3 purple, 1 pink, and maybe a white one. 

My sisters and I have committed to completing a Advent bible study together. (We do our bible studies over the phone once a week.)  And my older sister (actually they are all older than me. :rolleyes:) sent me the Daily Guideposts 25 Devotions for Advent.

As I start this season focusing on the true meaning of Christmas I wonder if anyone else here has Christian traditions they observe.

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Re: Advent...
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 11:46:41 AM »
The main thing I do is reminding myself what Christmas is all about.
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Re: Advent...
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 01:01:48 PM »
I have to admit living on the mountain has really changed my perspective.  This last year my sisters and I have been doing a lot of reconnecting over bible studies.  This has also helped refocus my faith and reminded me to do more than just give "lip service" to the true meaning of Christmas.

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Re: Advent...
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 10:46:15 AM »
A little history lesson.... As I move forward trying to learn more.  Toy



The term advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming.” In the early Middle Ages, this term came to apply to a period of preparation for Christ’s birth, his “coming” into the world, on Christmas Day.

The origin of the advent calendar can be traced back to the 19th century, when religious families would draw a chalk line every day in December up until Christmas Eve. The first known advent calendar made by hand was in 1851.

The first printed Advent calendar was created in 1908 by a German named Gerhard Lang. As a boy, his mom would sew twenty-four cookies onto the lid of a box. Each day of December, he ate a cookie. This tradition inspired him to create a calendar entitled, “In the Land of the Christ Child.” Today, Advent calendars are a popular tool for families to count down the days until Christmas.


https://www.crosswalk.com/special-coverage/christmas-and-advent/advent-wreath-candles-understanding-the-meaning-history-tradition.html
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