It’s Not too Late for Advent Reading by Julie Arduini

If you’re like me, you lost a week somewhere between Thanksgiving and now. My kids explained how they can’t wait for vacation, and I learned their last day of school for 2012 is next week. The Christmas season is flying by.

It’s important to me not to lose the meaning of the season. That’s easy when there are Christmas concerts, shopping, traveling, wrapping, Christmas cards, and then the daily schedule to muddle through. Advent readings are how I connect the real reason I celebrate Christmas. Although the official Advent season is underway, I don’t think it’s too late to find some Advent readings and use even a few moments each day to reflect.

Here are books and other resources where you can celebrate the Advent season.

Lynne Modranski–I don’t remember how I stumbled onto her site, but she has a few Advent options for a very low price. Each of her readings has been exactly what I needed to read. Learn more here.

Goshen College– sends devotions via e mail during Advent and Lent.

Crosswalk.com–Today at Mothers of Preschoolers, MOPS, the coordinator read from Rick Renner’s Sparkling Gems from the Greek. This was the first I heard of this book, but Crosswalk is featuring devotionals from it this Christmas season.

Jesus Calling–I received a .pdf that gave the Advent portion of the book, and it is a fantastic resource for families.

Billy Graham–I found this while researching. Billy Graham.org has a free devotional available for download.

How about you? What resources do you use to celebrate Advent and the Christmas season in general?

Advent image by photobucket

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About juliearduini

Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to surrender the good, the bad, and ---maybe one day---the chocolate. She’s the author of ENTRUSTED: Surrendering the Present, as well as ENTANGLED: Surrendering the Past. The last book in the series, ENGAGED: Surrendering the Future, is coming soon. Her devotional, FINDING FREEDOM THROUGH SURRENDER, features the surrender themes and characters from the series. She also shares her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read, and starting April 2017, will be part of the Inspy Romance blog. She resides in Ohio with her husband, two children, and secret chocolate stash. Learn more by visiting her at http://juliearduini.com, where she invites readers to subscribe to her monthly newsletter full of resources and giveaway opportunities.
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2 Responses to It’s Not too Late for Advent Reading by Julie Arduini

  1. Susan Fryman says:

    Thank you for the great recommendations. This may sound corny, but we keep Christ in the forefront all year long. Blessings and Merry Christmas, Susan Fryman

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