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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Church Year’ Category

Advent At The Parsonage

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

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The Savior Comes! This lovely print I found on Meghan’s Etsy shop, such a perfect piece for Advent decorating.

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Our St. Lucy Day

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

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On December 13th the Church remembers St. Lucy or St. Lucia. And here again is another saint with many legends and little facts. But she’s still fun and due to the nature of her traditions I think she’s a good saint to use to teach truths to the babies.

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Advent Things – The Reading

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

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For as busy as December is, it seems we’ve had some very good evenings as a family lately. Last Spring I enjoyed using Wednesday evenings during Lent as a time to read to the kids while Daddy was still at church preaching for the second Lenten Vesper service. It gave us about an hour after the baby was put to bed to have some time for this.

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Advent Things – The Cleaning

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

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Emily shared this verse on her blog recently and I found it summed up exactly what I’ve felt pulled to for so many months.

Love your neighbor and aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands… I Thessalonians 4:11-12

I decided to try to make that my goal for the season of Advent. It’s easy to get pulled into too much “otherness” of life. Mostly for me it can be the whole social media thing. It has a way of causing me to live disquietly and certainly to not mind my own affairs but other’s affairs at the neglect of what I should rather be doing.

In a culture where so much can cause the anxieties of my heart to increase, it serves me well to remember this verse and strive to live according to it, not just during Advent but going forward into the next year as well.

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