Advent is a special time in my family. For the four weeks before Christmas, we gather around our advent wreath in prayer. It is a simple green wreath with four candles. The first purple candle symbolizes HOPE in the coming of our Lord. The second purple candle symbolizes PEACE. The third candle is pink and gives us JOY, for the waiting is almost over. The fourth candle represents LOVE. These are the values we reflect on to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. This is our daily reminder to keep Christ in Christmas, and the keep holy during the holidays.