Today marks the first Sunday of Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas. It is a time of preparation, a time of waiting, when we quiet our hearts and await the coming of the Christ Child. We contemplate the sacrifice, the gift, of Love that was poured out for us that first Christmas morning so many years ago.
And, this year, I would like to share something wonderful with you - something I hope will bless you in a special way. Ann of A Holy Experience has graciously shared a labor of love for this season. Please, PLEASE, visit her blog and download a copy of her Jesse Tree Advent Devotional. It is meant to be a family activity, leading up to and preparing the way for us to celebrate the coming of the Baby Jesus. Ann's grace-filled words and gentle meditations will bless you and your family as you journey through these chaotic few weeks, and hr devotions will help your family remember the Reason for the Season.
Ann's blog has blessed me beyond words, encouraging, searching, and speaking to my heart. She has a gift, and she is sharing it with us. What a blessing she is!
So, please join me in this journey of hope and expectation. And may your Advent be blessed!