purple, purple, pink, purple!

Advent Disclaimer:I apologize as there was a problem with my publishing calendar yesterday.  This post was scheduled to have gone out November 29th, which would have been my final publication in the NaBloPoMo Challenge!  I hope you still find it worth reading…and I hope you remembered to light the correct candle without me!!

(remember: purple, purple, pink, purple!)

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I adore this time of our liturgical year: The Advent season!
In a world that is so distracted from God, in a culture and country that seem so anti-God, I enter Advent season this year with a praying heart. For Christians this is a season of expectant waiting. We are waiting on Christ. And when we wait for him, when we turn our eyes toward Him, the things of this earth grow small and dim.  The Black Fridays & Cyber Mondays pale in comparison.  We wait instead for the Gift that is greater than any this world could have ever dreamed!
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(And the only Doorbuster Deals we are anxious for is the one our Papa will bring to us, when he proclaims a Year of Mercy at the Holy Door in the atrium of St. Peter Basilica on December 8th!  No snow globe give-away necessary, giggle-giggle…)

 

 

My Advent wish for you can be found in a beautiful poem I’d like to share as we enter into the Advent Season together.  May you find a special hug & blessing tucked inside to wrap around your heart and carry with you these next four weeks!

 

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Ann Voskamp is an author, a blogger, a farmer’s wife, a homemaker, and a homeschooling mother. She’s the author of the book The Greatest Gift, a slow, unwrapping of the Gift that is Christ, our Savior.

hugs n’ blessings and happy wrappings!

3 thoughts on “purple, purple, pink, purple!

  1. Dawn, a perfect post. Where do you ever find all those lovely quotes and poems that fit so beautifully with your subject? I love the Advent season too. Uncle Bob and I were just talking about that the other day. We couldn’t quite decide what it was but we noted church is always warmer, friendlier and happier during this season. I read another lovely Advent post on Sunday that I think you would like. You may know her already her name is Anita from Stone Gable. She is mostly a home and gardener blogger but every Sunday she does a spiritual post. Hop on over to http://www.stonegableblog.com. You two have a lot in common.

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    1. Thank you for the recommended site! I will be certain to go there very soon, indeed! The quotes, poems, and other little ditties come from reading, searches, and a folder filled with scribbly-scratched notes of inspiration. I just recently sorted through and tossed & mashed a few aside. It’s good to clear my ‘minds-clutter’ every now & again. Ann Voskamp’s poem survived the clearing out & I was inspired to share her talents. I’m ticked you enjoyed her too! Hugs!

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  2. Reblogged this on and commented:
    I love this. written By Ann Voskamp Shared by Hugs and Blessings. we have Just finished Week One of our 4 Weeks of Advent.
    Danny is participating more than he ever has.
    I wish I could have afford the little gift for each days like I did in the past.
    I would Love to have Ann’s The Greatest Gift for me to read. I am needing SOMETHIG,,,,,I also would love her Unwrapping The Greatest Gift. Making the ornaments since we have so few and none really special except for the one a special little girl made for Danny and I last year.
    This season is a happy one…..I haven’t had the joyous ones that I remember…..Bobby died before Danny and I could have one with him.
    I am taking TINE for me this month…As much as I can with the park being so busy.
    I am just NOT there as much….
    I NEEDED to work through some things…I wanted to really celebrate Advent again. Looking for the JOY……
    Maybe it is a good thing that the laptop crashed a few weeks ago. It is working but not well all the time.
    Our internet is just NOT going to get any better….
    Working with WordPress to get their site working again for me. All the way working…All the time….
    ANYWWAY: The time off the internet has allowed me to really Dig into MY Bible Studies… My Advent series. All of it.
    That part has been awesome.
    It helped that my NEW Study Bible came this week. All I had here was my OLD KJV and I don’t write it in. It was given to me after OUR HOUSE FIRE in 1975…By Bobby’s Biological father of all people…Long before we started dating.
    I am rambling.
    The only thing missing on the STUDY BIBLE is room for my writings….
    I got the Bible in trade for a REVIEW. A Beautiful Hard Bound edition.
    I will upload pics when I can….
    I am looking FORWARD to my birthday December 11….Danny has something PLANNED.
    Danny NEVER PLANS ANYTHING.
    Not for US or for me. Work Yes.. US? NO. So this is special. Really special.
    Happy Sunday. I am going to try and add photos to this as well.
    I say try because I never know if WP will let me each time.
    Have a great day. Love Sarah

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