Sunday, December 2, 2007

Advent and Christmas Devotionals

Here are the devotionals we're reading during this Advent and Christmas season.

We're reading this devotional, based on different Christmas Carols, as part of our Advent celebration. After we light the designated candle(s), we'll read Scripture for the day from a list given out by my Sunday School teacher, and then we'll read the day's devotional from the above book. We'll be using this book instead of Jotham's Journey or Tabitha's Travels which all the kids but B have outgrown. (I'll read the former to B separately.) We'll also sing the carol as well as read about it which should be interesting given two things: 1) I don't know some of these carols, and 2) none of us can carry a tune. Ah, well -- we'll be making a joyful noise....

The above book has been my regular devotional for the past three years. It contains readings by diverse Christian authors from the first century to the 20th, and it covers Advent and Christmastide up to Epiphany. I'm looking forward to rereading it as the selections always challenge me to slow down and enjoy this time of year with thought-provoking ideas.

So is your family using a special book or devotional during Advent or Christmas? Are you personally reading something illuminating during these Holy Days? Please share.

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