Advent Week Two

Music Monday: Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming

This lovely version of the fifteenth century German Christmas Carol has had me humming and smiling all morning. I pray it blesses your day, too! (The video may also inspire craftiness and creativity ….)

Devotional Tuesday: Jesus as “the Rose”

Pastor Kris reflects today on the powerful image of Jesus as a rose that blooms in winter. What peace might we find if we learn from Mary to find peace in the midst of challenges?

Ways to Find a Prayerful Pause:

  • Take a quiet walk outside and search for surprising signs of what continues to live, maybe even bloom in winter.
  • Plant a bulb or other plant to nurture through the winter indoors
  • Try your hand at the suggested craft activities related to flowers. Below is a link to paper-folding, using the supplies in the Advent mailing envelope.
  • Using your Bible and perhaps Google, research the many names for the Divine in Christianity. Which are your favorites?