Stopping to Smell the Poinsettas

home comfort indeed

Hand-knit Advent Calendar, Country Living Magazine, December 2007

We celebrated the first Sunday of Advent this weekend at church by lighting the first purple candle in the Christmas wreath. It’s one of many traditions that I don’t realize I’m attached to until it is happening and I feel a sense of peace. Among the many other things I’m working on to become this better version of myself (Africankelli 2.0?), includes taking more time for my faith. It is fundamental to who I am and yet I always feel this nagging tug that I’m not giving it enough attention.
This holiday season, I’m going to focus doubly on spending time in prayer, meditation and thinking of Christ. For me, that is what Christmas should be about — even though I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a wee bit excited to cook, wrap, bake and enjoy a peppermint mocha or two.

how fun would this be

I hope your holiday season is off to a peaceful start too,