Celebrating Advent – Our Traveling Nativity

Another Advent tradition we have here is our traveling nativity. A couple of years ago I purchased a really inexpensive set of resin nativity figures that looks like little children dressed up in costumes. It only includes one shepherd and one angel, but they’re very adorable. I also purchased a small wooden nativity stable at the same time that is decorated with straw and peat moss, etc. Each year we pull out the set and decide on a place for the stable. This year it’s on top of the tv. There’s a cow, and we go ahead and let him

Celebrating Advent – Our Christmas Tree

Here at our house, we really get into celebrating Advent. We are not Catholic; we celebrate Advent because we love it. Advent means “coming” and lasts all through December, and for some, until the day of Epiphany on January 6th. It’s a time to celebrate the coming of the Messiah two thousand years ago, to celebrate the coming of Christmas morning when we remember his birth , and to celebrate that Jesus will come again some day in the future. It’s a time of anticipation, and to that end, my family uses many different traditions to celebrate Advent in a

Advent is here!

Okay, it’s been here a week, but I’ve been otherwise occupied. I know I’m going to be posting a lot about Advent and the things we are doing. However, they’ll all be on my other blog, Bringing School Home because, to me, educating my children doesn’t stop with the ABC’s. It has a lot to do with teaching them about God. Celebrating Advent is a great way to worship, celebrate and learn about God. Plus, if you start at the beginning of December and carry through to January 6th, that’s 5 whole weeks of Christmas cheer! I love it. Christmas