25 Days of Survival Tips: Count down to Christmas, Day 5

51695-img_0058Tip 5-

Don’t give up on Advent Readings

I know, this tip seems late on the list, it isn’t. I find that towards the end of the first week is when it is most tempting to give up on advent readings. You may have missed a reading due to a late night event or you forgot and started two days late this year. Don’t throw in the towel. Keep the baby and the bath water. Remember the baby? Remember Jesus? The kids and the waiting? The schedule changes? The parties? What is all for. You know. You want your children to begin layering on years of understanding so the focus becomes more and more -the creator of the universe and not the commercials. The only way our children build these layers is year by year, reading by reading, verse by verse. If you need to catch up, read extra on the weekend. If you over zealously picked readings that are too lengthy for your little ones, pick something else. You are the boss. If you are too busy, then go back to number 4, say no to something.

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