Daily reading and reflection enrich our attending to God during Advent. If you have never written in a journal about your spiritual questions and insights, please consider giving yourself the gift of quiet minutes to do so during this Advent. The small amount of time it takes can be a gift to ourselves and to God as we record our insights and explore what God may be saying to us.
—Mary Lou Redding, While We Wait: Living the Questions of Advent (Upper Room Books, 2002)
When have you given yourself the gift of quiet moments to reflect during Advent? How can you make space for reflection this Advent? Join the conversation.
For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:
In returning and rest you shall be saved;
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.
—Isaiah 30:15 (NRSVUE)
Prayer for the Week
Holy God, help us to hear you calling us home during Advent and guide us to set aside time for reflection on the wonder of your Son’s birth. Thank you for the gift of Jesus Christ. Help us to focus on him and to show his compassion and love to others during this season. Amen.
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Show your loved ones how much you care by giving them Spirit Boosters, daily reminders that they still have purpose, no matter their age.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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