Sunday, November 30, 2008
Advent Study and Christmas Tree Choppin'
Advent... what a beautiful time to prepare our hearts for the Christmas Celebration of Christ's birth! Christmas-time feels different, smells different, looks different than any other time of the year. As Christians, we need to focus on celebrating Christmas differently than the world. We need to be set apart... for Christ.
Mrs. Miiko Gibson has a wonderful free Advent Study on her blog. We went through it day-by-day last year and just loved it.
I pray that studying God's Word in preparation for Christmas not only deepens our understanding of how His Birth has redeemed those who have trusted in Him for salvation, but also brings us to celebrate Christmas in a Christ-focused way, rather than conforming to the World's-way of over-spending, over-indulgence, holiday "stress", etc.... "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2
The day after Thanksgiving, we drove out to Wintergreen Farms in Van Alystyne. They have a HUGE tree farm that you can stroll through, pick out and chop down your own tree. We just love it!
Caroline, Mommy and Ava getting chuferred by the tractor ride out to the tree farm.
After searching, and searching... we find the "perfect" tree!
Of course, we have to pose cutely in front of it before we chop it down.
Ironman is choppin' it down. He was going to use his bare hands, but he didn't want to blow his cover. I complained that I couldn't see his cute face...
There it is!!!!! LOL! :)
TIMMMMMBERRRRRRRR! (My camera takes great action shots, doesn't it?!)
Nothin' like a man's work of choppin' down and haulin' off your own Christmas Tree! Fun times!