The holiness of the season begins tomorrow.
Tomorrow we begin our joyful anticipation. Our longing. Our waiting for that precious baby, born on Christmas morning.
Tomorrow we begin a month of turning inward. A month of traditions. A month of focusing on our family.
Tomorrow we begin the countdown. The countdown to the arrival of the King.
We begin our celebration of what is to come. We begin our baking and our crafting and our singing.
We read glorious picture books about Christmas and giving and wonder.
We revel in each other and our home.
I don't know about you, but I have a very hard time reveling in all the wonder that is right in front of me if I am being pulled in the direction of the computer and all that the internet has to offer.
So, I've decided to go off-line for Advent this year.
I will not be blogging. I will not be on Facebook. I will not be on e-mail.
I will be here, at home. I will be reading and cooking and baking and singing and making gifts and wrapping gifts and taking walks.
I will be studying the Bible and writing in my journal and praying.
I will be out in the community, going to the tree-lighting and to Bethlehem and to The Nutcracker and the Holiday Symphony.
I will be trying to soak up as much of this season and my family as I can possibly fit inside my soul, to warm it and soothe it.
So, this is me, signing off for December. I have scheduled several re-runs of posts from past holiday seasons to fill up your reading time this month. I've even scheduled a funny post re-run or two. So, please check back often. Better yet, subscribe to receive the posts via e-mail as soon as they are published. That way you never have to worry about missing another post. Speaking of which, have you read all of the recent posts? There's been lots to see and read in November this year.
May your family have the most blessed Advent season. May you succeed in making your home a cozy and wonderful place to be. May you enjoy every moment you can with your children. May you find peace and contentment with your life this December.
May you live in His light, now and always.
Until next time,
~ Irie Momma