Our parish Church is St. Luke Church. (I'll post pictures soon of the church but today I forgot to take my camera to Mass with me.)
The Pastor of our church wrote about how Advent is a time of joyful expectation and longing. But he also reminded us that Advent is more than just joyful anticipation of Christmas Day.
Of course Advent is a time to prepare for Christmas and joyfully remember the birth of Christ, but Advent is also an all-year event as it is a time to prepare for Christ's Second Coming, it is a time to prepare for the last days. S0 every day must be Advent for us as we prepare for Christ coming now.
He said our parish patron St. Luke gives us very good advice when he tells us to "Be vigilant at all times and pray."
I want to take this time to thank everyone who has helped me prepare for this time by sharing their wonderful recipes, and crafts, and most of all for their words of wisdom, inspiration, and for sharing their Faith and prayer life.
You have helped to make this special time of year even more special for me, and you help to remind me that this special time of year can and should actually be a way of life.
(Here's one of my Blessings showing off his duck hat that he made in school by quacking like a duck!)
(And here he is gobbling with his turkey headdress!)
I can't get over how mature looking he is now! He's really lost that 'baby' look. He's a big boy now!
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