Preparing for Advent

The run up to Christmas can be a crazy time…

Presents to buy, wrap and get to the right places at the right time;

decorations to get out of the loft, or buy – and the perfect tree to source;

all that food to buy and prepare…

That sometimes the whole reason for it all can get buried

And so, during Advent, we want to take some time to

stop,

reflect,

to see and hear God in it all

I’ve been asked how the #AdventBookClub will work, so here goes:

If you have a copy of the book, Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen, read along with each days readings.

I’m going to start on December 1st, technically the day before Advent, but it’s when the Advent calendars/candles start.

I will post a reflection (hopefully each morning) here with the ‘Advent Book Club’ tag.  My posts will automatically post to Facebook and Twitter too if you’re just following there.  That is my commitment to the project.

Anyone else is welcome to post their reflections here too, which will have to be  as a reply to my posts to make it work.

Please do join in.  This is not just about me, I just happen to be hosting it…

And hopefully, we will arrive at Christmas more prepared to meet God born among us.

Tanya Marlow is blogging on Christ’s first second coming and second coming during Advent, and also linking up Christmas and Advent posts.  See who else is there

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4 thoughts on “Preparing for Advent

  1. Thanks for this post! It’s so important that we keep our perspective right at the busier times of year, isn’t it? I don’t have that book but I’ve been looking for an Advent devotional (conveniently my current studies run out on 30th November) so thank you for that recommendation. Helen.

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