Tuesday, November 20, 2012

anticipating advent + a giveaway

Advent is one of my favorite things about December. Not only, do I love listening to Christmas music, but I love reminders in our home of the coming of Christ. I love celebrating the weeks leading up to Christmas and have done so in a variety of ways over the years.

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Growing up, my mom often made an event of advent, having interactive calendars for me and my brother to follow each day of December leading up to Christmas. I once bought a book that was a compilation of 31 devotionals based on Christmas hymns, but most of the hymns I had never even heard of.

Earlier this fall, I heard Heather Borersma was writing an eBook focused on advent devotions. I was thrilled when she sent me a copy of her new eBook last week. I have been looking it over and am so excited to dig in!

She uses Scripture in each day's devotional reading, dividing the weeks up into four sections: Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. The layout of the book is beautiful, with four full color pages for each section.


Guess what?! You can win a copy of Heather's eBook, We Will Wait: An Advent Devotional Guide! To enter the giveaway, use rafflecopter below.
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7 comments:

  1. I would love to work on a devotional, like Heather's, to bring me back to scripture during the advent season (instead of running around like a crazy shopping person!!).

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  2. my church has a devotional around christmas and I love making it a newish tradition!

    I also want to light advent candles in my home :)

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  3. i love being able to quiet my heart and reflect on the reason for Christmas.

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  4. I love listening to King's College's Christmas Eve service online. It is beautiful music and readings.

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  5. I try to create space to write every day of Advent - writing helps me focus in and explore the tension found in waiting/hoping.

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  6. i definitely want to write in a journal or do an advent devotion this year!

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  7. We have been married almost 2 years. Wantin to start a new tradition to bring us closer to God & to each other.

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