"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21
Advent isn't a legalistic thing, but a love thing to make Jesus a priority not just at Christmas, but always.
HOPE: The Old Testament prophets foretell the coming of a Savior.
FAITH: Mary and Joseph's faith journey
JOY: Celebrating the JOY of the Savior's birth.
PEACE: Because of Christ, we experience peace on earth.
CHRIST is our sinless Savior, born to the world We await His return for His bride.
Check out this podcast on the history of Advent:
"The Joy of Advent with Theologian, Dr. Joel Muddamalle"
"Come, Let Us Adore Him" A Daily Advent Devotional by Paul David Tripp
"Emmanuel: An Invitation to Prepare Him Room at Christmas and Always" by Ruth Chou Simons
Our family is studying "Mercies at the Manger" this year published by Not Consumed.
If you are looking for candles, I have found them at Christian bookstores and they are available online, just do a search. For a budget-friendly option, you could buy 3 purple candles, 1 pink, and 1 white and use your own and use your own candlesticks.
This episode is lovingly dedicated to the family we have spent almost every Christmas for the last 15 years celebrating Advent together. We love you guys!