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For the kids, I came across Truth in the Tinsel, which is a FANTASTIC resource for parents of young children. In it, she plans 24 days of homemade ornaments that go along with one part of the Christmas story. The ornaments are not only CUTE, but easy to make. Most of the materials are things that we had around the house already. We did day one yesterday morning, and the kids loved it. If you haven't already started on something but are still wanting to, this is one you could download today and just start in on day two.
For Jake and I, we've decided to read a semi-locally written devotional called Our Savior Come: An Advent Companion. It's a series of 20 essays (5 for each week of Advent) written by a variety of people from various walks of life. They also have a blog where they include some other ideas of observing this season as well. I read the first one yesterday (yes, I'm a little behind), and it spoke to my soul. The author talked about how when God invades our life, He disrupts it. We can guard ourselves and fight against this disruption, or we can lean into it, trusting that His disruptions are bringing about a beautiful possibilities.
These are just two ideas that you could use if you haven't settled in on something to help guide you and your family through this season of Advent.
I'd be curious to know- how is your family celebrating Advent? What traditions or resources has been meaningful to you in the past?