Friday, December 01, 2006

Come 'Round Again to this Advent Season

THE RGBP FRiday Five

1) Do you observe Advent in your church? THat we do, in some form or another. Advent does mean "Christmas Pageant planning" right????
2) How about at home? NOt with candles. The last couple years we have done Advent calendars with the girls--this year each of the older has a chocolate a day calendar and we have a static cling window "Build the mager scene" calendar.
3) Do you have a favourite Advent text or hymn? NO. I have several. The title of this post comes from one of them "Advent Hope", written by a friend of mine. ALso there is the one the congregation is learning on Sunday "People Look East". ANd there is "Tomorrow Christ is COming" and the classic elegance of "O Come O COme Emmanuel"...
4) Why is one of the candles in the Advent wreath pink? (You may tell the truth, but I'll like your answer better if it's funny.) Pink? What pink? My mother always used 4 red candles because red went better with the Dining Room colours than blue or purple. But if you insist I suspect that someone ran out of dye one year and declared a new candle tradition to cover up the mistake.
5) What's the funniest/kitschiest Advent calendar you've ever seen? NOt sure that anything comes to mind. BUt for a calendar story--when I was growing up we had an actual Advent Calendar. Not one with doors for every day in December but one with four weeks worth of doors for the actual Advent season with Scripture passages and the story and all. Hm, must ask the parents if that still exists in their basement somewhere


  1. I understand the "candles matching the decor" mindset. My church had paraments matching the carpet when I arrived. (not any more!)

  2. I like "People Look East" also - it's one of my favourite Advent hymns.

  3. I hope your parents still have that Advent calendar! It sounds wonderful.

  4. Anonymous1/12/06 12:05

    You know, I think my mom had red candles in the advent wreath, too!

  5. Anonymous2/12/06 10:18

    Having just put the red candles in the advent candle holder - now a stylist holder from Ikea not a wreath, I pulled out the Devotional Advent Calendar. Look for it in the Christmas box!


  6. Congratulations for winning November's trivia challenge! Hooray!

  7. We have a red advent candle- because it looks good- no other explanation offered!

  8. Anonymous3/12/06 16:41

    We are conforming this year - 3 purple, 1 red, but my kids say it clashes. I appreciate your Mom's sentiment!

    Congrats on the trivia win!


  9. Congratulations on the month's big win! Way to go, Trivia King!
    And I am thinking that choclate calendar soudns good, the only thing better would be a beer/ ale/ stout calendar with ity, bitty bottles to try each day!

  10. (o)
    Congratulations! I'm gaining on you! :)
    And your mom sounds like a very practical person.

  11. Congrats on winning November's trivia challenge!

  12. I'm thinking I could do better on these trivia quizzes if I didn't read through the questions first and then answer ;)
    Great job Gord...

  13. Anonymous4/12/06 06:51

    From one Ontarian to another (I'm in the far south-western inconvenient-to-get-to corner)--congrats on the trivia win!

    Got any tips for the rest of us?