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.
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?
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