On Christmas day (or Christmas Eve in some observances) we light the Christ Candle. The Christ Candle is the only white candle and it can be lit with the purple and pink candles or alone instead of the other candles. White represents the absolute… Continue Reading “Living in the Power of Advent”
Merry Christmas to all! We are near the completion of our Advent observance. I pray the focused time on the coming of Christ and all the lessons of Advent inspired greater sensitivity and awareness of the real Christmas miracle. God came to mankind in… Continue Reading “Light the Candle of Love (Advent Week #4)”
To mark the third week of Advent, we light the pink candle (or a third purple candle). The candle of joy is also called the Shepherd Candle. I thought we might begin this entry with the lyrics to the classic Christmas carol written by Isaac… Continue Reading “Light the Candle of Joy (Advent Week #3)”
We light the second purple candle of Advent this week, also known as the Bethlehem Candle. Consider all the things we do naturally in preparation for a birth. The efforts include inventory creation — we purchase the necessary items and start stacking the items away.… Continue Reading “Advent Week 2: Candle of Preparation”
If we think about it, one of the major lessons of life is preparation. Memes and messages remind us to live in the present because we spend so much time preparing for the near and distant future. We “live right” now as preparation for… Continue Reading “Get Yourself Ready! Advent begins…”
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