FREE PRINTABLE ADVENT SCRIPTURE READING CALENDAR Advent begins this Sunday — and for the first time in YEARS I am actually ready for it! Usually, I’m scrambling at the last minute to get the Advent wreath up, find or print devotional readings, make some kind of Advent calendar. . . This year I’m on the ball. 😉 Advent candle wreath? Check! We even have pink and purple candles instead of “just whatever we could find.” (Although, it drives my daughter nuts that there is only ONE pink candle. 😉 ) Advent devotional? Check! I downloaded Unwrapping the Names of Jesus
Many years ago we started celebrating Advent to usher in the Christmas holiday season and help focus our hearts on the things that matter most: Jesus, family, love, others, and quality time, to name a handful. For the past few years, I’ve failed miserably: both at being prepared for Advent to begin, and in doing a good job of *celebrating* Advent with my kids. We’ve let some traditions and things slide, we’ve let ourselves become rushed and scattered. MY KIDS HAVE FELT IT. I asked them what they were looking forward to this year and they all shrugged. I learned
Mommy Time Party, “Christ-Centered Holidays” With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to start feeling like you’re losing focus. Even as you lead your kids through the crafty and well planned activities, you may begin to feel that you need a little something more for Mom, to fill your own heart so you can fill theirs. If it’s a purposeful and thoughtful approach you seek, Nancy Guthrie’s “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” may be what you’re looking for. Door Prize #3 – Come Thou Long Expected Jesus “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” is an anthology
Mommy Time Party, “Christ-Centered Holidays” Waiting for Christmas can be HARD sometimes! Celebrating Advent is a really good way to count down to Christmas as you celebrate and glorify Jesus Christ. The Family Book of Advent is a good tool to help you do both! One special mom will be blessed with her own copy of The Family Book of Advent, thanks to Carol Garborg of Faith Family-Style. Door Prize #4 – Family Book of Advent The family book of Advent is an Advent devotional and activity book all rolled into one. Recommended for ages 4-9, it contains family devotions,
Mommy Time Party, “Christ-Centered Holidays” Celebrating Advent is quickly becoming a popular way of keeping the holiday season Christ-Centered. Advent (which means ‘coming’) celebrates both Christ’s coming as a child, and alsoHise return at the end of the age. Many people feel overwhelmed at the thought of trying to learn how to ‘”do” Advent, but it doesn’t have to be all that complicated. Door Prize #2 – The Truth in the Tinsel The Truth in the Tinsel is an “Advent experience” ebook written by Amanda White, author of the blog “Oh Amanda.” With 24 days of scripture reading and ornament
Mommy Time Party, “Christ-Centered Holidays” We’re talking Christ-Centered Holidays for the Mommy Time Party, and what better way to spend time thinking about Jesus at Christmas than to read about him? Jesus iWitness is more than a story – it’s pictures, history, facts and culture. Jesus iWitness paints a picture of what Jesus’ life would have been like in the first century. Two blessed moms will win their own copy of Jesus iWitness for Christmas this year. Door Prize #1 – Jesus iWitness Apologia is giving away 2 copies of Jesus iWitness by Doug Powell for the Mommy Time Party!