Advent Word A Day Challenge

Armadale, on the Isle of Skye

My church is doing the Advent Word a Day Challenge. Advent goes from the four Sundays before Christmas to Christmas. It’s a time to (spiritually and mentally) prepare for Christmas.

December 1- Wait 14- Listen 2- Hope 15- Whisper 3- Breathe 16- Joy 4- Wake 17- Laugh 5- Step 18- Dance 6- Blink 19- Savor 7- Smell 20- Drink 8- Chew 21- Lift 9- Peace 22- Sing 10- Sleep 23- Love 11- Sit 24- Embrace 12- Touch 25- Born 13- Eat

  1. Wait. Advent is a time of waitful preparation.
  2. Hope. The first Advent candle is the Candle of Hope.
  3. Breathe. Just breathe, and remember to live life unrushed.
  4. Wake.
  5. Step
  6. Blink
  7. Smell
  8. Chew. Don’t gobble the holiday cookies. Chew and savor them.
  9. Peace
  10. Sleep. Get some rest. Don’t rush so much you can’t enjoy the holiday season.
  11. Sit
  12. Touch
  13. Eat. I am grateful for the charity turkey my church provided for Thanksgiving, which provided dinner for four days.
  14. Listen.
  15. Whisper
  16. Joy
  17. Laugh
  18. Dance. “Dance, dance, wherever you may be. I am the Lord of the dance,” said He. “I live in you and you live in Me.”
  19. Savor
  20. Drink. Hot cocoa and hot apple cider, maybe egg nog, not I Timothy 5:23.
  21. Lift
  22. Sing
  23. Love “The greatest of these is love.”
  24. Embrace
  25. Born “Unto us a child is born.
  26. Boxing Day
  27. 2nd Day of Kwanzaa.
  28. Instructions
  29. 1. Take some time to consider what the day’s word means to you. 2. Take a picture of something that represents the word and share it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #TUMCadvent2019. 3. Be blessed by what others on the same Advent journey share. ***If you are not able to access the internet, or don’t want to take a picture, consider journaling the feelings and thoughts that the day’s word brings to you.

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