Here in the US, we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving. Not only is it a fabulous day for spending time with family and focusing on the things we’re grateful for, but it’s the kickoff to the Christmas season.
Of course, outside the Church, that kickoff is focused on gifts and spending money, but this year, since Thanksgiving is so late, it’s followed immediately by the first week of Advent. I love that.
Advent is one of my favorite elements on the Church calendar. I love revisiting the whole story of God’s beautiful romance with His creation. The Advent calendar we use with our boys begins with the prophecies in Isaiah and then John the Baptist, long before we get to Mary and Joseph and the Inn with no room. And it follows along with the words of so many of the pieces in Handel’s Messiah — the soundtrack that seems to underpin this time in our home.
Do you have any special Advent traditions that you’re looking forward to beginning?
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Last Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: Jackie Castle talked about small ways to make Christmas special.
Tuesday: Hallee Bridgeman talked about her new release.
Wednesday: Lindi Peterson took us back to the beginning of her writing career.
Thursday: Heather Gray talked about loneliness versus connection.
Friday: Narelle Atkins recommended That’s Amore and the Tuscan Legacy series.
Saturday: Kimberly Rose Johnson shared how she is grateful and blessed.
Next Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: Valerie Comer
Tuesday: Angela Ruth Strong
Wednesday: Liwen Ho
Thursday: Closed for Thanksgivng
Friday: Ginger Solomon
Saturday: Deb Kastner
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Southern Hearts 1-4 by Janet W. Ferguson
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The Texan’s Surprise Return (the Cowboys of Diamondback Ranch) by Jolene Navarro
Sara’s Gift (Small-Town Christmas Wishes) by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Valerie’s Verdict (The Dixon Brothers 2) by Hallee Bridgeman
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