Advent Day 13::glory, glory, glory...

December 13

December 13

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

Luke 2:13-14 ESV

The following resources were used to create one of my most popular series of posts and photographs here on Pollywog Creek. Through Advent 2013, I will be posting them again, with occasional rare commentary. They speak for themselves.

I'll also be posting again later today - with a recap of this last week's journey with 41 staples down the front of my left leg and the grace I've been given to hold onto Advent through pain and discouragement. God is good - no matter what.

UPDATE: If you've returned in hopes of finding the promised second post, I beg for grace. I awakened weary and weepy and in need of cheering. The Advent I'd been holding onto had slipped from my hold, 'til Grace poured in on the wings of sisters. My recap must wait 'til tomorrow. 

 In addition to the resources listed below, I'm adding Ann Voskamp's The Greatest Gift - Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas to my daily readings this year.

The Cradle to the Cross Wreath by Caleb Voskamp
{ The empty "manger" at the end of the spiral in some of the photographs is not part of Caleb's wreath, but from a creche made of olive wood that was a gift from my parents many years ago.}

Advent Scriptures and Readings
The Handel's Messiah Family Advent Reader by Donna W. Payne and Fran Lenzo

Children's Bible
The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones