Scripture encourages us to pay attention and to consciously, deliberately mark what God is doing and has done in and through our lives. Doing this is necessary because we have short memories. We forget.
This book is your opportunity to mark what God has done—to create a memorial stone, if you will. It invites you to reflect on your life and preserve a record of your memories for future generations.
—Mary Lou Redding, God Was with Me All Along: A Guide for Capturing Your Memories and Telling Your Story (Upper Room Books, 2020)
What story from your life comes to mind when you think about things God has done for you? Join the conversation.
The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
—Psalm 126:3 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
Loving God, be near me as I recall events from my life. Guide me to look at my past with forgiveness and love. Help me to accept where I am in my life journey and to recognize ways you have been present with me all along. Thank you for your unconditional love and for the strength you give me each day. Amen.
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In Fully Human, Fully Divine, Whitney R. Simpson writes, “An embodied Advent invites us to live the experience of this season fully, with our whole selves, right here and right now as we await the Christ child.” Learn more about this year’s Advent resource by visiting UpperRoom.org/fullyhuman.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
Reign of Christ
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