Wednesday 1 December 2010
We welcome Advent with my lovely new wall-hanging decoration, made by someone who knew what they were doing, and purchased from the church fair for £5. My contribution to the fair was a bunch of fabric wallets with wobbly stitching and wonky corners which nobody bought. But, God made us all, and loves us for whoever we are, right?
The Christmas traditions have begun. The sourcing of the white tights for the Nativity costume, the fear that some vital event will be missed off the calendar and a Latte will shout and cry, the silent prayers during the Christingle service. (These are not traditional prayers, but the prayers of a mother who is watching a child with balance and co-ordination issues holding an orange with a lighted candle stuck in it. The kind of prayers that ask God for assurance that Lidl treat their children's ski jackets with fire retardant.)
So a quick wish for you all, to have a happy and peaceful Advent. Before it all goes up in smoke.