Short Stories

Savior

Well, it's Christmas Eve!!!! While tomorrow, Christmas Day, officially marks the end of Advent, the final candle of the Advent wreath is traditionally lit on Christmas Eve. This candle, the Christ candle, is the biggest of the five candles and is white, representing the purity of Christ, Whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. He came… Continue reading Savior

Short Stories

No Room

Today is the last Sunday of Advent. Christmas Day is on Saturday... which is crazy to think about. Yet another year has flown by, and here we are once again getting to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Christmas means a little more to me each time it comes around. This year, God's been showing… Continue reading No Room

Short Stories

A Time to Rejoice

Today, the third Sunday of Advent, comes with the lighting of the Joy Candle. This one always confused me when I was younger, as it's the only candle that's pink instead of purple (excepting, of course, the white Christ candle). I only recently learned that pink symbolizes rejoicing. Today's candle is also sometimes referred to… Continue reading A Time to Rejoice

Short Stories

The Oil Lamp

Happy first day of Advent! With the end of Thanksgiving comes the descending of the Christmas season in my family. The house is already completely decorated, and wrapped presents are beginning to appear under the tree. Soon, we'll start our extensive holiday baking, feasting on many fat things over the next few weeks. But my… Continue reading The Oil Lamp