Monday, November 30, 2015

Here Comes Christmas

The season of Advent is upon us!

 I'm experiencing the coming of Christmas in a new way this year-- I got a job for the holiday season, working retail.

 Yes, the stories about long lines, hurried shoppers, tired feet and crying babies is true. However it hasn't been the chaos I thought it might be. I guess people shopping for bibles are a little less likely to push, shove, scream and whine.

That's right. My job is working in a Christian book and gift store. I'm enjoying it and especially love helping someone look for a new bible and explain the different types available and then watching the look of pleasure as they settle on their bible. It's a good feeling.

I'm experiencing Advent in another new way-- I already have my tree up!

I know, I know, my rule about not putting out decorations until AFTER my birthday is being broken. But since they are my rules, I guess I get to break 'em!

It's just that my husband and I made the most adorable tree out of pallet boards and its now parked on my front porch and it just makes me smile each time I glance outside and see the little white lights glistening in the dark.

Soon, I'll bring out the inside decorations, which is usually just the nativity set and some special ornaments that speak of the birth of Christ to us.

We are also doing an Advent reading each morning. It's a perfect way to prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth of Christ and as a reminder that some day He is coming again!

What do you do to prepare for Christmas? 

1 comment:

  1. Robyn, this is all just lovely! What a blessing it is to serve directly through helping people find their bibles! Also, the pallet tree is adorable. I hoped you pinned it to Pinterest. I bet people would LOVE to copy that. How do I celebrate advent? Well, I'm following a devotion and this year's is centered around works of mercy. I think at the very least, showing compassion.


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