Advent 2019; the Anticipation of Christmas

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Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

Advent 2019; the Anticipation of Christmas

 

This is an important time in the Church year as we prepare for Christmas.  

No, it does not mean running out grabbing a tree and sticking a bunch of decorations in your yard and your home right away.

What it does mean is that we have a few weeks to spend some time with God, preparing our hearts and our minds for this great gift of Christmas that will be arriving on December 25.  

It is a time to study and reflect upon the readings both in the new and old testament relating to the arrival of Christ.  

It is a time to study and reflect upon what God wants us to do for Him and His people.

A few weeks to reflect upon what Christmas really means.

 

I challenge you to hold off on decorating your home and office for a while, do some reading, do some studying,  pray and reflect and prepare yourself for Christmas.  

 

Then on December 25 when the Christmas Season starts, celebrate this grand season of joy that runs from December 25 through the Epiphany which falls on January 6th this Christmas Season.  

 

 

 

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James Dray
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Morning Bob.

I know there is a God, no question about it.  Back in 1987, I was shot in the line of duty.  I saw the light and there was no pain, nothing but peace and calm.  I know where I'll be when I take my last breath.  

Dec 09, 2019 02:23 AM #1
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Bob. A great time of year to reflect and study in lieu of decorating but I would be in heaven today if I did not get the boxes down and get out of the way. Enjoy your day!

Dec 09, 2019 03:51 AM #2
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Bob... I've always loved Advent and love how each week another candle is lit in church to mark the weeks toward Christmas. I appreciate your reference to Epiphany... for me the Christmas season doesn't end until then.

Dec 09, 2019 05:07 AM #3
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Hi Bob - the subject of anticipation was on my mind as well.  It's amazing what can happen when we stop, pause and reflect.

Dec 09, 2019 05:38 AM #4
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Yes, the time to reflect upon what Christmas really means.

Dec 09, 2019 01:56 PM #5
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Bob,

Thank you for also sharing about Advent, it is my favorite part of the Christmas season.

Dec 11, 2019 10:49 PM #6
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