Dec 8, 2013

Advent Wreath

A new tradition our family is starting this year is a personal advent wreath. We bought candle holders and candles from Christian Book Distributors and we are taking the time to light each candle and discuss it's meaning each week. Along with this we are reading Jotham's Journey by Arnold Ytreeide - "In this widely popular, exciting story for the advent season, readers follow ten-year-old Jotham across Israel as he searches for his family. Though he faces thieves, robbers, and kidnappers, Jotham also encounters the wise men, shepherds, and innkeepers until at last he finds his way to the Savior born in Bethlehem." Jotham's Journey has a reading for every day during Advent. What a GREAT way to keep your family's focus on Jesus. Arnold has written two other books that are great for Advent reading - Bartholamew's Passage and Tabitha's Travels. We're actually reading 2 books by him - we do one reading in the morning and one reading after dinner. I think it's a GREAT way to keep our focus where it should be!

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