This past Sunday marked the official beginning of Advent.
It signifies that the four weeks before Christmas, we get ready for the birth of the Baby Jesus.
It helps us to remember the real reason for the season.
For decades now, an advent wreath has graced the center of our kitchen table throughout Advent.
It includes three purple candles and one pink one.
As the weeks go on, the other candles are also lighted.
The Advent wreath helps us to stop what we are doing and be quiet while we pray and listen to the word of God.
It's a peaceful moment amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
HAVE YOU EVER HAD AN ADVENT WREATH IN YOUR HOUSE?