I’ll be honest. The best thing about Thanksgiving is that it means Christmas is next. I’m apathetic toward the turkey, the pumpkin pie, and I opposed to stuffing (who wants soggy bread) and gravy. But as soon as the plates are put in the dishwasher and the table is wiped down it is officially the Christmas season. Deck the halls, have a cup of cheer, and let all be merry and bright.
Advent starts on Sunday. The season of anticipating the coming of Christ. I will be here every Sunday and Wednesday to create a space in these busy days to wait quietly for our God. Perhaps you’ll join me and we’ll journey through this season together? (These can be sent directly to your inbox – just enter you email in the box at the bottom of this page.) Meanwhile, here are a few links as you prepare for this sacred season:
- 6 Ways to Keep Advent Simple and Special by Tsh Oxenreider Because really, isn’t that what we’re all hoping for this Christmas? I love all 6 of these ideas, you will too.
- Ann Voskamp, my writing hero, has a large amount of resources ready for you – both for adults and for children. I am going through her devotional The Greatest Gift for my fourth year in a row. That might tell you something about how potent and rich her words are. She also has these printable sticky notes – short reminders for each day leading up to Christmas. Perfect for your fridge, bathroom mirror, or dashboard. More resources on her blog: aholyexperience.com
- Addie Zierman has an excellent list of 8 Books for the Advent Season. I also love her thoughts on celebrating the truth that the government is on Christ’s shoulders
- She Reads Truth has a new devotion series for this season called Christ Was Born for This. I am looking forward to following their scripture plan online, but there is also a beautiful book edition that can accompany your study this year.
- When the Word “Holidays” Stresses You Out by Heather Caliri An important reminder for all of us as we enter this season.
Merry Christmas, friends. Looking forward to the weeks ahead with you!