this month we will be celebrating advent with much more intention than ever before. part of that entails this garland that almost wasn't. i worked late into the night yesterday (hence my absence here) on this last minute project. (it was actually fairly straightforward, but i did not begin until 9:30pm. yikes!)
each cone holds a few sweets and two rolled up papers. one piece has the scripture reading for the day. we are using ann voskamp's wonderful jesus advent celebration devotional. it is a free e-book!!! we have been so blessed already by her words. the second paper has an activity to enjoy for the day. there will be crafts and outings and serving and giving. i want there to be lots of giving.
i have not filled out all the papers yet and might just work on it night by night.
as you can see, our mantle is bare. i am taking it slow.
because this is a season of waiting and preparing. not rushing.
we are waiting.
He is coming!