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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

Coal Creek Farm on Facebook

The Chicken Doctor

April

The Architect

Clay

Christ’s Mass

I’ve been looking for an Advent calendar that apparently doesn’t exist.  I’ve found lots of books, chocolate calendars, cards, and expensive wood statue triptychs, but not the calendar I’m envisioning. While I’ve been searching for this calendar, I was reminded of the Jesse tree.  I don’t have a Jesse tree, but I’d like to have one.  Most people make them and that’s probably what I will do when I have a crafty moment.

The calendar I’m looking for would hang on the wall, have flaps that open to tell the story of Christ’s birth starting with Caesar Augustus’s decree to register and ending with the Resurrection or even better The Great Commission.
I don’t want it to have any sort of cartoon characters or weird scenes from Jerusalem with angels exploding with light and glitter.  In fact I think a really cool thing to have on the outside of the flaps would be different names used in the Bible for Jesus; like Immanuel, Good Shephard, Bread of Life, etc.   This year, our church sent every family an Advent calendar that uses the names of Christ and we are enjoying it very much. 
I wonder if I’m going to have to make the calendar?  Does anyone out there have one they love?I’ve been on this search for two or three years, maybe I’m not looking in the right spots.  
Okay, that’s it, carry on.
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