My Favorite Advent Devotionals and Books

My favorite resources for preparing myself, taking stock of my soul, during the Advent season: God With Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas — This year will be the sixth year I have used this book as my guide through Advent. My dear friend Kristin sent me a copy after she used it in 2012 and it has been, second only to the Bible, the book I love the most at Christmas. I have the original hard cover but there is a less expensive reader's edition as well. Come Let Us Adore Him ... [Read More]

The Advent Invitation: Come in all your messiness

I've been doing the She Reads Truth study on The Beatitudes. It's one of my favorite passages—and also one that reminds me how much I need Jesus. I started reading these verses in Matthew 5 the day after the election and I've been reading them, meditating on them, praying them, and studying ever since. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the ... [Read More]