From my husband’s sermon on Sunday, he shared with us some Advent themes: preparation, waiting for the Messiah, repentance.
He admonished us to stop trying to fill the empty places in our lives with things that never satisfy–possessions, money, success, and instead turn in repentance to the Lord:
All praise, eternal Son to Thee whose Advent sets Thy people free.
This line comes from one of my favorite hymns in Advent, “On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist’s Cry” (LSB 344).
This dish submitted by Lynda M. accompanied our tacos at youth group this past Sunday. It’s very simple–rice boiled in chicken stock with onion added. The kids ate it all up at youth group, and I even got one, “That rice was really good!” The chicken stock and onions even add a little nutrition to it!
Here it is, boiling away.
And the finished product: