I can hardly believe that it is time for another Advent reading list, but here we are! Over the years I've had the privilege of reading several wonderful Advent devotional books, so I thought I'd take a moment to share what I'm planning on reading this year, as well as some other titles I've mentioned here before that you might enjoy.
Did you hear that? It's the magical sound of every radio station around switching their songs to Christmas music. I love it! Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year, and a huge part of that is Advent. There's nothing like really preparing for Christmas by focusing on the real reason we celebrate. So… Continue reading Advent for Everyone!
Merry Christmas! I'm so thankful for all of you who have followed along with this Advent read along this season. I don't have a lot to share with you tonight, as I'm sure you've heard Christmas message after Christmas message this weekend. I thought I'd share my favorite passages from this week's reading and call… Continue reading #Book50ReadAlong: Week Four
Sorry that this post is coming to you a day late! It's been a busy week/weekend around here, and I'm sure you're feeling the Christmas rush as well. Tomorrow is my last (!) half day at work before the break, and I'm so excited to spend time with family, read, and relax. So let's jump… Continue reading #Book50ReadAlong: Week Three
Can you believe we are halfway through Advent 2016? Only two more weeks until we celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas! I hope you've been enjoying reading through Behold the Lamb of God with me this Advent season--let's jump right in to week two. The Hero of the Story One thing I love about this… Continue reading #Book50ReadAlong: Week Two
Week 1 of Advent is in the books, and as we prepare for the second week of our virtual book club, here are a few passages from the past week that have stood out to me in some way. I hope they encourage or challenge you as you move forward into the second week of Advent!… Continue reading #Book50ReadAlong: Week One
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which means my favorite time of year is upon us. Today I've got six unique Christmas Albums to share with you. These are just a few of the albums I've listened to in recent years (my Christmas music playlist on iTunes is about 20 hours long), with two brand new… Continue reading Six Albums for your Christmas Playlist
Can you believe the holidays are upon us? With Thanksgiving this week and the start of Advent next Sunday, it will be Christmas before we know it. While I'd be happy to start listening to Christmas music in August, I know some people don't want to even think about gift-buying and tree-decorating until after Thanksgiving.… Continue reading Book 50 Read Along: Advent 2016
The Rabbit Room does all kinds of cool things, but one of my favorites is their annual gift exchange. Anyone is welcome to participate, and it's basically a cross-country secret Santa.
I hope that you can find some time for stillness and worship today and tomorrow. I'll leave you with one of the most touching songs from Andrew Peterson's album, a song called "Labor of Love." It will change the way you think about Christmas Eve, I'm sure.