Growing up attending a Protestant church, we did not celebrate Advent. I knew about it because of my Catholic schooling, but did not practice it. Although, I have practiced Lent for many years which the majority of Protestants today do not.
This is year my family and I are doing Advent together for the first time ( the church we attend does not so we are doing so alone and of our own accord) and it has really been wonderful and has enhanced our Christmas experience already!
Today is the 3rd Sunday of Advent and there is still time to “light your candles” and join Jesus followers around the world as “the coming” is celebrated!
My family has been using the devotions freely given by PTS.org and they have been great! I also purchased an advent candle set last year actually because I knew I wanted to begin the practice.
Last night my my friend raved about a devotional series her family uses and I took a pic to remember what it was and to share it with you all:
This holiday season has really been enriched for me by learning about and celebrating Advent! I invite you to join in and experience with new meaning the call, “oh come, oh come Emmanuel!”
Light, love and Divine Awaiting,