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Advent Tags

 

“Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God’s own love and concern.”

~Mother Teresa

Advent (the four weeks before Christmas) begins a week from this coming Sunday.  Those of you that have been following my blog for a long time (welcome new friends Gail and Bente!) know that I volunteer at an Assisted Living Center every week and have a Communion Service for them.  At Christmas time we have a little party and everyone receives a gift, which they absolutely love!  I do a “letter to St. Nicholas” with them every year during Advent so that I know what they want for Christmas.  Their wishes go on the back of a tag which is hung on the “Giving Tree” at church.  Someone will take the tag, buy the gift and bring it back, all wrapped and ready for the party.  These are the tags I made for this years tree.  They are made with the old “Seasonal Lantern” stamp set.  The sentiment is from the old “Holly Jolly Greetings” stamp set.  New product is the Gorgeous Grape Ribbon.

Peace, xo Dawn

Peace Begins With Me Pilgrimage

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“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.”

~Psalm 84:5

Good Day!  Hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend.  We took our Boy Scout Troop on a “Peace Begins With Me” pilgrimage to all six churches in our parish over the weekend. The three day hike encompassed four towns and covered 26 miles.  At each church, I stamped their homemade “passports” with a different “peace” themed stamp (all Stampin’ Up! stamps) and everyone received a Holy Medal of the church’s namesake Saint to hang on their walking sticks.  It was such a great experience.  We’re already planning next year’s pilgrimage!

We had a different devotion at each church…a “Peace” Prayer Service, the Stations of the Cross, Adoration, Silent Prayer with Organ Music played by one of our Scouts, Examination of Conscience and the Rosary.  Our recurring teaching was:

“If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations.

 If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities.

 If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbors.

 If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home.

 If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart.”

From Lao_Tse, a chinese philosopher from 6 B.C.

Have a peaceful day,  Dawn (pictured with my brother)