Sunday, December 1, 2013


First Sunday of Advent

I know the first verse of lots of Christmas carols, but I'm pretty shaky on further verses.  This year,
I am going to pay more attention to verses 2 and beyond.

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Verse 2

Still through the cloven skies they come,
With peaceful wings unfurled,
And still their heav'nly music floats
O'er all the weary world:
Above its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hovering wings:
And ever o'er its Babel sounds
The blessed angels sing.

Edmund Sears, 1849

Another thought on Advent:  it is the beginning of Advent-ure.
Definition of adventure:  a bold and difficult undertaking involving unknown risks and danger.
                                         (Gage Canadian Dictionary)
A pretty good definition of the Christian life.  Good thing, we're not alone :)


  1. I did a blog around Christmas one year using the words of It Came upon a midnight clear. I added winter scenes to try and match the words. They are such beautiful words . I love what you did with the photo also. I think that is sooo cool looking. I think I have to try a little drawing over one of mine. Hope you have a wonderful week.

    1. I agree about the photo/drawing. It would be great to read that blog Carrie. Please let us know how we can find it.

  2. jenny
    i am trying to figure out how many soines are on each little tree of the io moth caterpillar
    can you help me out
    i am trying to draw it
    and cant fine a decent photo that shows it clearly to me
    please help

    1. Hi Suzy,\gallery is a good place to find photos of moths. Hope that helps.

  3. I like your definition of Advent-ure. It is already becoming challenging for me. Will be watching for your new posts. Gin

  4. Jenny, I left you a note this evening on my Day 5 post. Thank you for your beautiful comment! I was about ready to sack the whole thing...then I read your comment. A blessing. Peace in this holy season.