• no advent last night

    we didn’t do advent last night. we live real here.  and josh and i had a real argument.  in the kitchen.  and two kiddos were in the dining room making comics and the other kiddo was on the couch. it started during dinner, when i started reading for advent.  i felt like i was the only one in, the only one focusing.  i asked every one to join me, to try to pay attention to the words.  they’re important, what we’re doing is important. i mix up my words sometimes, combining the first few letters of one word with the last few letters of the next word.  or vice versa. …

  • the beginning of advent

    advent |ˈadˌvent| noun [in sing. ] the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event we started our advent readings tonight.  stopping to take a closer look at the notable arrival of the Christ child.  as the house begins to glow with Christmas lights, our jesse tree sits in a corner of our dining room, waiting to be adorned.  last year we started using ann voskamp’s jesse tree advent devotional. i forgot it starts november 29th so we had three readings tonight.  i forgot how much i love it.  i forgot how much it sweeps me into the story of our Savior’s birth. of how He came.  of why He…