Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2!



Today our family will light our first Advent candle – a purple one.  This candle signifies hope.

As it says in Romans 15:12-13

12 And again, Isaiah says,

“The Root of Jesse will spring up,
    one who will arise to rule over the nations;
    in him the Gentiles will hope.”[a]

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Every year we light our Advent candles.  Each night at supper we will light the candle while we sing our Advent song.  Then we blow them out so the candles last the whole season.  You can listen to the first verse here.

Advent Song

First verse:  

Light the Advent candle one
Now the waiting has begun
We have started on our way
Time to think of Christmas Day
Candle, candle burning bright
Shining in the cold winter’s night
Candle, candle burning bright
Fill our hearts with Christmas light 
You can look up some of our other Advent traditions in these posts:
Does your family celebrate Advent in a similar way, or do you have other traditions?



    1. Kris Kindles – an Advent Tradition | musings by melina
    2. Jesse Tree – an Advent Tradition | musings by melina
    3. Advent at our House | musings by melina

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