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Hello friends! As regular readers will have noticed, we’ve been gearing up for Advent here a little early this year. Partly that’s to give people time to *PREPARE* for Advent in terms of ordering and obtaining necessary devotional books and resources, but it’s also due to the fact that I (Karen, the Advent-blogger-in-chief here) will be traveling in late November.
We’ll continue posting good Advent resources in the next 10 days and doing all we can to help you and your family prepare for a blessed and Christ-centered Advent. We’ll have an index of all our newly-posted Advent resources soon, but we’d like to invite all our readers and visitors to share your own favorite Advent & Christmas celebration ideas in the comments:
- a favorite devotional book, or children’s craft book
- a great Advent calendar
- a delicious recipe
- an inspiring hymn or song
- a link to a helpful Advent resource website
- a picture of a family Jesse tree, or a favorite ornament
- a meaningful quote or devotional excerpt
- Scripture readings that have encouraged you and drawn you closer to Christ during Advent
This year we hope Lent & Beyond can truly be an Advent COMMUNITY with all of our readers participating!
You’ll find all our NEW Advent posts for 2014 here.
Art credit: Swissworld.org (I love this picture of a Swiss town (Lucerne, which I’ve had the joy of visiting – but only in summer) turning its houses into a giant Advent calendar! It seemed the perfect illustration for this post inviting our online community to share Advent resources!)