Sunday, November 29, 2009

Advent Mosaic Special 2009 ~ Week I



I'm afraid the free print-out for this Sunday's Advent book and meditation is not up yet at Hillside...at least, not the correct printout; and that's my fault entirely. I'm not a compulsive perfectionist (5 children completely broke me of that vice) but I am a compulsive tweaker, adjustor, editor. I'm never completely satisfied with anything and at some point have to just let it go and let God tweak it; so I sent my publisher three different emails saying "Wait! Use This One!" "Wait! Final Copy! I Promise!"  Then, with the holidays, the webmaster was not available to load the updated one. Entirely my fault or---my bad---as the young people say.

Still, I don't want you to miss this first day of Advent, the first day of the liturgical year, the first day of waiting and preparation.




Getting Ready:

Items you should have on your reading table:
 Computer
 Copy of this study (for writing purposes)
 Holiday Binder (to place these sheets when done)
 Scented Candle & matches (do not light until told to do so)
 Pretty gel pen
 A copy of Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt/ illustrated by Raul Colon
 a pretty Christmas journal
 a cup with your favorite holiday brew
 a nativity-crèche
 a Bible

Song Meditation:

To start our Christmas Comfort for Mothers this Advent 2009, you are all invited to click on this link when you have a simple moment in your day:

What Child is This? by Michael Card

Close your eyes and absorb the music. Breathe in. Breathe out. Meditate on the music.
This is your chance to hear God speaking to you in the stillness, the time and place you have chosen to meet him. Listen for His voice---His call---His word.

Focus on the Chorus…

[CHORUS]

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing;
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

 Our theme and word to focus on this week is ~ GENTLENESS ~
 
When the corrected printout version is loaded, we will continue with the storybook for this week. In the meantime, Hillside has limited copies of the book Angela and the Baby Jesus for anyone still needing a copy of the book. Though I encourage you to check with your library first, these are all books that you will be grateful to own and add to your Advent bookshelf or keep in your holiday sleigh for your children and grandchildren. The next three books are listed on this page and are being offered at a discounted price.
 


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