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Two Advent Options

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 in Christmas

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With wonderfully good intentions, I plan to plan ahead of time for the holiday seasons, praying and choosing the activities that will draw our family closer to Christ before we get swept into the worldliness of the season.  So far I’ve never gotten the planning done ahead of time and in a panic I scour the internet for ideas and add a mish mash of projects that may or may not take us anywhere.

The word that has stayed with me this year through these early months of schooling is SIMPLIFY.  So far it’s been the north on our compass that has kept us from getting bogged down with too many ideas.  As we approach Advent and I once again choose my ideas last minute, I atleast have that one word to help me sift through the possibilities.

I bought two Advent books this year and also found a wonderful, free Jesse Tree book and I’m glad to announce that they’re all great and I’m only doing one of them!

In case you still haven’t found a guide for your family, here are two possibilties.

The FREE Jesse Tree Devotional Book with Hand-Drawn Ornaments by Ann Voskamp

and

The Advent Bible Study by Quiet Times for Kids
(currently on sale for $6.00 with passcode “halfoffsale”, I’m not sure how long the sale lasts)

The Advent Bible Study is a daily advent quiet time suggested for kids 5 and older.  After trying a free sample of their other studies, I’m planning to use this independently with my 8 and 10 year old and talk about it with my five year old.  We’re also going to do the prophesy boxes, a project idea included in the study, as a family in the evenings when we light our advent calender.

Wishing you a simple and meaningful Christmas this year,
Aimee

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