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Friday, December 01, 2006

Friday Five: Adventually

Although it comes as late as it can this year, Advent is upon us. Some of us grew up observing it, while to others (including this childhood Baptist) it was even more foreign than Lent! Over the past twenty years, I have grown to love Advent as a season of preparation, although as a pastor I find it harder to practice it at home than at church, even when the church might prefer I make it the other way 'round.

Here are five questions about Advent for this first of December:

1) Do you observe Advent in your church?

2) How about at home?

3) Do you have a favorite Advent text or hymn?

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.)

5) What's the funniest/kitschiest Advent calendar you've ever seen?

Let us know in the comments if you play. For advise on posting a direct link to your blog, go here!

EDITED TO ADD: The first two pink candle explanations I have seen are so funny that I am now offering a prize for the funniest of a handmade candle from my church's fair. Let that be your inspiration!

58 comments:

  1. just check out my blog, I can't get the link to work...

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  2. My answers are posted and I'm off to see the pink candle explanations others have posted at Sweet Memes.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. While I'm not so funny either, it was a fun Friday Five. So I played.

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  4. I will play later today...'cause I'm -- shhhhhh! -- at work right now. (In the middle of a blizzard, too...the trip home should be most interesting.) See ya at my place tonight! I'll make the cocoa; you bring the shortbread.

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  5. BesoMami played here.

    Today is my day off and I'm going out to lunch with a friend. Yay!

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  6. I played

    My favorite so far on the pink candle is the one about God hoping for a _______ [now you all will have to look, won't you?]

    I had a feeling when someone mentioned "blizzard" it was LutheranChik. Not here, not yet. I'm warming up my snow shovel however.

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  7. I got MADSKILLZ! Will play sometime today - busy Friday ahead!

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  8. And I played too, complete with illustrations! Try this link here.

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  9. Snowed in here too...so I spent the morning making it Advent on my blog rather than going to the gym. Awesome. And, of course, I played.

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  10. IS it really Advent already????

    ANyway, I played

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  11. Where I come from (England) the candles are all red, with a white one in the middle. So festive . . .

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  12. I played!what you want the link to say goes here
    I can't wait to read everybody's pink candle explanations!

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  13. Whoops! I forgot to erase the "what you want the link to say goes here" part! Yep, I'm one of the slow ones!

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  14. not funny but man or woman, some of you are! the revgals are sure rockin on this one! (unfortunately mine, not so much!)

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  15. Advent. Hopefully my link works now!

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  16. Hopefully the third time will be a charm.
    Take Three!

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  17. I played. Check out seekingauthenticvoice....

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  18. I played after getting poinsettas in church and mailing out calendars for youth.
    Here it goes

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  19. YES!!!!!
    Thanks for the plain English directions!

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  20. I played -- seems like I am always bringing up the rear on Fridays since I can't get this done until after work. Anyway, I did play and I covered the colors blue, purple and PANK! Check it out here.

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  21. Here 'tis... Note the tacky graphic to go with the comment about the Advent calendar...

    Deb

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  22. I played here-- with a nod to a fellow Rev Gal.

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  23. Better late than never.

    Although it's not even advent yet, so I guess I'm right on time.

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  24. Oops, I left out number 5. It's there now, so if you have time, go back here for a look.

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  25. I played at my LiveJournal! Only an hour or two past the end of Friday.

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  26. Maybe Christ had a birth defect and was actually a TransGendered female.

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  27. I finished mine last night, but didn't get to comment until now.
    Here it is advent come lately

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  28. Here's mine. I know I'm a little late to the party.

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