Truth in the Tinsel turned out to be a fantastic learning experience for both Grace Louise and me! I thought deeper and made connections with parts of the nativity story that I had never before noticed. Our last ornaments were wise men, gifts, and a beaded cross. I love the way this daily exercise ended. The babe in the manger grew up to be a man who willingly gave His life on the cross for the redemption of my soul. Wow. I loved reminding Grace Louise of this amazing truth as we beaded a simple cross for our tree.
Our last few Advent countdown activities involved reenacting the nativity scene, spending Christmas Eve with cousins, and participating in "Gifts for Jesus", a church service dedicated to glorifying Jesus with the gifts/talents that He has given us. Grace Louise and her friend sang and signed Philippians 4:8.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.