“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road;
make me a fork
, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” - Jim Elliot

Monday, December 1, 2008

Advent: The Candle of Promise


Anthony, Christopher and I had the opportunity to read scripture for the first week of Advent. Our Pastor is educating our church on the tradition of Advent, which comes from a Latin word meaning "the coming." Advent helps prepare us to celebrate the anniversary of the Lord's first coming into the world... and the promise of His second coming.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God,
Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6


This was our "bio" that was in the church bulletin. I was tickled with the adjectives they used, so I thought I'd share it with you.

Anthony and Sheri have been married for 20 years, and have attended here since 1996. Anthony serves on the Board of Deacons and volunteers in Royal Rangers. Sheri serves in M's Girls Club as a 3rd grade assistant and in Ladies Bible study. Sheri is an accomplished knitter, avid blogger, and devoted mother to son Christopher (9). Christopher is active in Royal Rangers and loves being on the Junior Bible Quiz Team!

The family loves spending time together. Anthony is a seasoned marathon runner, and Sheri and Christopher can always be found encouraging and cheering him on along the sidelines during his races. Their favorite Christmas tradition is spending time with family and friends, and they look forward to a holiday filled with fun times with friends and family near and far.

3 comments:

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

How very wonderful and touching. I just love seeing the photo of the three of you together. What an amazing opportunity to share with your fellow congregation members.
A Blessing!

bp said...

That's so nice! Thanks for sharing the bulletin description and the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Sheri
What a great picture. Family looks forward to spending time with you all.
Ruth