advent devotionals

Advent devotionals

For a few years now I have had a weekly devotional series over the four weeks of advent.  It has served as a way to intentionally focus during this time of the year that can be extremely busy.

This year I am focusing on the fact that the word advent means waiting, and so the series is called In the waiting. The introductory post is here, and the first post looks at slowing down in the waiting. The second post focuses on holding on to hope in the waiting. The third post looks at where your strength comes in the waiting, and the last post focuses on the faithfulness of the one who holds us in the waiting.

In 2017, I endeavoured to slow my Christmas, deliberately, reflectively, hopefully, and generously.

In 2016, I embarked on a journey in quiet, with reflections on a quiet mind, a quiet body, a quiet heart and a quiet spirit.

I hope you find these devotions helpful as you focus on the joy and peace that is an integral part of Christmas.

Advent devotions - to focus on the peace this season brings

Present with us – A winter devotional

Winter can be a time of withdrawal, a time of isolation, a time of hibernation.

We often experience winter as a time that we just want to be over, to get out of. We are looking forward to the sun and so we neglect to see the beauty in the rain.

Present with us - winter devotional series

Of course, as we have seasons in nature so we have seasons in life.

I have found that these spiritual winters are often when God feels most distant. It is in this season that I tend to view him as a passive God watching from far away.

So, I have written this devotional series using the Psalms as a reminder of how he is present with us in those winter seasons, even when we can feel that he is so very far away.

Present with us – A Winter Devotional
Present with us – The Emotional Father
Present with us – The Protective Father
Present with us – The Healing Father
Present with us – The Guiding Father
Present with us – The Ever Present Father