Advent begins on Sunday, December 2. Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ—His coming into the world at Christmas and His return in glory at the end of time.
The way I prepare the way of the Lord in my heart is to follow a seasonal Scripture reading plan in addition to my usual daily readings. I read each day’s Bible passage, then journal a few thoughts and a prayer. The next year, I share my personal meditations from the previous Advent on my blog. Look for a daily post from the first day of Advent through Christmas and Epiphany (the coming of the Wise Men, celebrated January 6).
I also make the devotionals available in a single PDF that is easy to print on your own printer for anyone who prefers a paper copy.
And if you’re looking for a devotional to start the New Year, don’t forget Finding God in the Everyday. We expect to find God in church and in our private devotions. But have you ever wondered where He is the rest of the time—especially when things go wrong? In this ninety-day devotional, I share how I find God in the everyday experiences of my life.