doorsofcalendar.jpgMy clever little sister made an advent calendar out of an old shadow box this year. She has inspired me to do the same – so I was rapt when I found one at a carboot sale for $3. It has a few too many boxes, yet can be redeemed by some well placed double doors as so to reduce the spaces down to 24 or 25. She used heavy weight cardboard for the doors and an assortment of pictures/papers, filling each box with something unique (Made as a present for Dan, so things like little helicopters and what not). I haven’t started mine yet and don’t intend to use it until next year and my boxes aren’t quite so deep as hers are but I love the idea – it’s so much nicer than paper ones from the supermarket.

There have been some other fun/cute advent ideas over on ‘Oh Happy Day’.

In other countdown news… it is 32 days until Geoff and I get married!

Design Holidays

I’m sitting here in the inital onslaught of a cold of some kind with some fairly decent coffee, enjoying Plans by Death Cab for Cutie (Thanks to Ana).

Last night made for a church leaders meeting where we had an interesting discussion about faith, hope and love and the implications of a church living these out.

We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thes 1:2-4

Talk around faith hope and love and it’s impact on life seems all the more pertinent to me now than it ever did. Including a link with obedience. It seems that conversations and the little things that happen all start to add up.