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All the Baubles of Advent . . . The Remembrances of Christmas

Updated on October 16, 2018
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Lynne has been sharing devotions for Advent for more than 20 years. She started out writing just for her family, then her church & now . . .


Coming December 2, 2018

This year Advent begins on December 2. We'll have one of the shortest advents available since we'll only have three Tuesdays through Saturdays. Advent can get hectic. With parties and plays and concerts, plus all the gift buying and food preparation, it can be overwhelming. It's amazing what a few candles and a little scripture can do to sooth your soul.

Beginning December 2, you'll see a new Advent Devotion here every day. Plus you can also get them in your inbox. Just contact me to get the details.

The Candles of Advent

This year (unlike any I've previously written) we're going to use the theme of the traditional candles of Advent. Since the whole season is completely made up by humans to help us focus on Christ, I've never felt compelled to stick with tradition, but this year I did!

So the candles will be called:

The Candle of Prophecy aka The Candle of Hope
The Candle of Bethlehem aka The Candle of Love
The Shepherds' Candle aka The Candle of Joy
The Angels' Candle aka The Candle of Peace

The candles can be any color you choose - our church will use red this year, and traditionally most use three purple and a pink (light the pink one during the Third Week of Advent). Each light reminds us that Jesus is the light in our dark world

A white candle in the center will be called the Christ Candle. We light it on Christmas Eve. Our church keeps this candle out through Pentecost!

But even if you don't use candles, you can read the scripture and the meditation that goes with it to help your soul find rest during this hectic season.


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    • Lynne-Modranski profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynne Modranski 

      4 weeks ago from Ohio


      I actually wrote above that the whole thing is made by man. But throughout the Old Testament God set up festivals of remembrance for his people. He knew how forgetful we are. He understands that if we don't have rituals and traditions we'll forget the important stuff. So I celebrate Advent, and help others to, so I never forget. I am blessed beyond measure by Christ who has saved me. And He couldn't have done that the way He did if He hadn't walked on this earth . . . and started out as a baby. So in all I do I will give Christ glory, including celebrating a season, a festival, of remembrance much like the ones God set up in scripture . . . much like Hanukkah (not in scripture, but celebrated by devout Jews to honor God).

    • celafoe profile image


      4 weeks ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      it that supposed to be a christian celebration? Why is there nothing found in scripture to support it. Oh, I get it it's a "church system" thing, another invention of apostate man


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