RevGalBlogPals Friday Five:Adventually

1. Do you observe Advent in your church?

Yes, although not too strictly (a few Christmas things seem to creep in early). My Lutheran-raised-husband and the part of me that sang in the Episcopalian children’s choir are a bit perturbed.

2. How about at home?

My mama raised me to, but I haven’t done much yet. With the advent of Zora, it’s probably time to start, but I don’t really want her using matches yet.

3. Do you have a favorite advent hymn or text?

I pretty much love ‘em all, but I’ll give a special nod to the John Ferguson setting of Genevan Psalm 42 with the “Comfort, Comfort, now my people” text and the fantastic piccolo accompaniment. (Since I’m descended from continental Calvinists, sang in Ferg’s choir, and have been known to pick up a picc!)

4. Why is one of the candles in the advent wreath pink?

Product placement for Advent Barbie: Barbie in the role of the Virgin (no one’s getting through that plastic underwear!) Mary, complete with donkey, manger, and baby Jesus. Carpenter Joseph Ken & Little Drummer Girl Skipper sold separately.

5. What’s the funniest/kitschiest Advent calendar you’ve ever seen?

OK, I’ll admit I went searching the internet for this: the Birth Control Advent Calendar. Hey, it makes sense! Pill pack/advent calendar: virtually the same concept!

3 Responses to “RevGalBlogPals Friday Five:Adventually”

  1. Songbird Says:

    Advent Barbie! That’s great!!!
    Thanks for playing!

  2. Susan O Says:

    Okay, Advent Barbie made me spit out my drink.

  3. Katherine Says:

    Omigoodness, that Advent Calendar link was hiliarious!