Sunday, December 14, 2008

Advent Joy

The third week of Advent represents joy. Each morning this week we should light a third inner candle. Three candles, going from expectation, to longing, to joy. They represent our inner preparation, or inner perspective. We begin each day this week with a sense of liberating joy. Perhaps we can pause, breathe deeply and say,
"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my savior."
Adapted from Creighteon University third week of advent web page

13 comments:

  1. Thank you Kathy. I have never followed the Advent in my home, but we do in church. One day, we will do it in the home. Need to start before DD gets too old!

    Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I have something for you.

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  2. Wishing you JOY this Christmas :) Lovely Scripture and Picture :)

    Hugs,

    Rhea

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  3. This is beautiful! Love the little snowflakes, too!
    Patricia :o)

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  4. Love the little photo! So Christmassy and sweet!

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  5. your pictures are always beautiful! Love the snowflakes too! I've been seeing them around....so cute!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog Kathy.....Typepad is not playing nice and I can not reply to my comments!
    Robin

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  6. Oh how pretty the falling snow from your header!
    From MT Plesant MI

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  7. I love the snowflakes! We lit our 3rd Advent candle in church, and read a reflection on the feeling of joy that this Sunday brings.

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  8. Kathy,
    What a beautiful reminder. Every time I get caught up in the hectic "To Do List", I stop and remember the real reason for the season. Your photograph here is lovely. Karen

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  9. Kathy, you are so good to share this with us. Sharing our joy is what it is all about.

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  10. Hi Kathy -
    Your photo is wonderful. We celebrate Advent each Sunday at church but a day or two ago my sweetheart and I decided that we want to bring it into our home next year. We will do something special for the rest of the season this year but next year we want to have the candles and devotions each day to celebrate together. Just the two of us. Do you have special devotions or something you use in your home? If so, I'd love to know what you use.
    ~Adrienne~

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  11. What a beautiful picture. I love teapots and cups...so pretty and elegant!
    -sandy toes

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  12. Hi Kathy....I hope our enjoying having your daughter home from college and that your getting into the holiday spirit...you need to have a good old fashioned Mother-Daughter day......Lunch and Shopping!!

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