"Stir it Up Sunday" traditionally falls on the Sunday just before Advent and is the time to make the Christmas pudding.
A collect in the Anglican Prayer Book for that Sunday reads,
"Stir up, we beseech thee oh Lord,
the wills of thy faithful people,
that they, plenteously bringing forth
the fruit of good works,
may be of thee plenteously rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen"
a true Christmas pudding:
*has 13 ingredients, for Christ and his 12 disciples.
*is stirred from East to West to recall the magi who visited the baby Jesus.
*is stirred by every member of the family for good luck.
*sometimes has a coin baked within it and the finder is assured wealth for the coming year.
A wee explanation: this website was created as a way to amplify the daily surprise of seeing glory in one small life. The notebook entries represented here are all selected from things actually lived and noted on paper in an effort to live the full life British educator Charlotte Mason so ably championed.