It can happen to all of us.
Despite our best intentions, we can get sucked into the commercial rush of the holiday season, and before we know it, December’s gone. We blink, and we miss it.
This year, let’s determine a different way.
Let’s pause before the month even begins, and take intentional steps to slow down.
Let’s get ourselves ready to notice and enjoy the true reason for the season.
When I grew up, we had an Advent wreath just like this one from DaySpring:
What have you and your family used to prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth?
As I compiled this post, I realized there are so many amazing Advent devotional books available!
In this post, I’ll share about the following:
- Unwrapping the Names of Jesus by Asheritah Ciuciu
- Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp
- The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp
- Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting by Kris Camealy
- A Moment of Christmas: Daily Devotions for Time-Strapped Moms by Anna Rendell
- Remarkable Advent by Shauna Letellier
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Firstly, my dear friend, Asheritah Ciuciu has a beautiful, helpful Advent devotional called Unwrapping the Names of Jesus:
This book promises to help you “rediscover the beauty of the greatest gift of all by unwrapping His Names one at a time.”
And look! These ornaments from DaySpring correspond beautifully to the themes in the book:
And then there’s Ann Voskamp’s gorgeous family Advent devotional, Unwrapping the Greatest Gift.
The dear Kris Camealy wrote a fabulous Advent devotional called Come, Lord Jesus:
My family and I read this aloud together last year, and it really is fantastic. I can highly recommend it.
Finally, the delightful Anna Rendell is offering 25 devotions for time-strapped Moms in her book, A Moment of Christmas.
The description on Amazon says, “This book is for the woman who craves a less crazed-feeling Christmas, who longs for a season that is intentional and full of joy. Including 25 devotions, each of them guilt-free, inspiring, and able to be read in 10 minutes or less! As you prepare your heart for Christmas by reading through these pages, you’ll be inspired to drop the pursuit of perfection and chase holy.” Sounds amazing, hey? Get your copy here.
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Don’t let this December pass you by.
Get your hands on some of these resources, then schedule a bit of time each day to dwell in God’s presence.
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