Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Advent Four

It's December 23
The Fourth Sunday in Advent

We've been gone to the city for the weekend
To meet Daughter Sarah and her Andy,
to do some last minute Christmas shopping

Lunch was a Costco hot dog
Dinner will be a deli sandwich eaten in front of the television
while we watch The Bishop's Wife

But we celebrated this Fourth Sunday in Advent
at a late tea after we arrived home.

Betty Cookies awaited us when we arrived home.
Friend Betty gifts us every year with an assortment of Christmas cookies.
It's a tradition of her grandmother and mother than she continues.
We're glad she does.

We lit the candle and said our prayer before we took tea.

The Fourth Sunday in Advent
The Fourth Candle is lit.

This is the Angels Candle
(The Angels brought the good news that the Savior of the world was born!)

Dearest God, as we light this candle, we remember the Angels who sang good tidings of great joy at Jesus' birth.    Let us also be the angels of good news to the people that we meet throughout our lives.   Amen.    
Come Lord Jesus


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...


Merry Christmas.

Deb said...

"Amen" Have a wonderful Christmas, Martha. Best wishes to you and yours, doggies, too.

Lottie said...

Merry Christmas! We watched The Bishop's Wife last weekend. It is one of our all time favorite movies with Cary Grant!

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Lovely. Merry Christmas!

Pondside said...

Merry Christmas Martha! It has been a pleasure to see your Advent traditions and Christmas celebrations.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

May you and all your loved ones have a blessed and joyful Christmas, Martha. You certainly bring happiness to all of your readers with every blog post you publish. Thank you!

On Crooked Creek said...

So~o~o glad daughter, Sarah and husband Andy are celebrating Christmas with you and Husband Jim!!!
A Merry, Merry Christmas, dear friend!!!