Sunday, 13 December 2015

The third Sunday of Advent …

How quickly the time passes - the third Sunday of Advent reminds me that there is just one more Advent Sunday before Christmas.

This was the First Sunday of Advent  is spiritual for me

The Second Sunday of Advent focused on peace & hope

This Third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday or 'Joyful spirit / time'. For us it will be about extended family & friends meeting before Christmas as we can't all be together.

The traditional colour for this Sunday is a 'rose' coloured candle so that is the colour of candles we will have too.

We are having a full house with our daughters, their partners & extended family to stay for the weekend, along with the two dogs - a very welcome family weekend.

A family meal cooked by A Wondering Star daughter & her partner while we catch up with each others news.

What could be nicer on this Third Advent Sunday than joyful times together with a freshly baked Victoria Sponge on the sideboard for tea & a lovely meal cooked by the family?

I hope your Sunday will be blessed too, thank you for stopping by at this busy time …

 Dee ~♥~


  1. Hi Dee! What a beautiful table you set! It sounds so wonderful to have family all able to gather together especially at this time of year! Mine is scattered far and wide so I usually spend the holidays with my rescue cats and we have a lovely time! Yesterday I gave a talk in church on "Keeping Christ in Christmas" and it went very well so I was happy as I am not always comfortable being the speaker! I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and please do post more photos of your festivities!
    Tina xo

    1. Thank you Tina - how special is it that you could bring the real Christmas message to your local church. I think we all have a responsibility to keep 'Christ in Christmas' by not giving in to the excessive commercial trend which threatens to drown out the message of family time.
      Thank you for your good wishes - enjoy your peaceful Christmas with your cats - they will love your undivided attention! x


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