Tag: Advent

Yearly devotions for the Advent season

Sunday- The Love Layer

The Fourth Week of Advent: LOVE As our final touch to the Advent wreath we will add our symbols of love: photos, hearts, Valentines, or any meaningful small items. We all have the love of God, and we share the love of God with others-… Continue Reading “Sunday- The Love Layer”

Wednesday- Candle Lighting Devotional: The Joy in the Journey

The ribbons and other items in our wreath remind us of the joy promised and given to us for our journey through life. It has been said that joy is different from happiness. Happiness seems to come from outside influences, such as times of… Continue Reading “Wednesday- Candle Lighting Devotional: The Joy in the Journey”

Tuesday- Third Week of Advent

3. Joy Arising Through Gratitude  Light the candles. Read Psalm 100 “The Lord is good and his love endures forever.” We have many reasons to celebrate because of God’s unfailing, merciful, gracious love. When we consider ALL of the blessings we have from God,… Continue Reading “Tuesday- Third Week of Advent”

Monday- Third Week of Advent

2. Joy Springing From the Desert  Light the candles. Read Isaiah 35 A reminder of our first week’s desert focus, Isaiah describes how the desert, parched land and wilderness will be glad, rejoice and even blossom! The sand will indeed become lush and full… Continue Reading “Monday- Third Week of Advent”

Sunday- The Celebration Layer

The Third Week of Advent: JOY You’re welcome to layer any items that symbolize joy for the third layer of the wreath. Add festive ribbons, little ornaments, angels, bells- any items that remind you of joy and celebration. Deep, abiding, God-given joy is offered… Continue Reading “Sunday- The Celebration Layer”

Wednesday- Candle Lighting Devotional: The Hope of New Life

The greenery, berries and other items remind us of new life all around us, even in our harsh, cold winter seasons or times of life. We know that underneath the snow and ice, new life is waiting to spring forth when warmer weather returns.… Continue Reading “Wednesday- Candle Lighting Devotional: The Hope of New Life”

Tuesday- Second Week of Advent

  3. Sharing the Warmth of Love in the Midst of Winter Read Isaiah 58:6-14 In this passage, Isaiah speaks for the joy, delight and healing we receive when we reach out with joy, delight and healing to those in need. Our light will… Continue Reading “Tuesday- Second Week of Advent”

Monday- Second Week of Advent

2. Fueling Ourselves in the Midst of Winter Read 1 Kings 19:1-13 Elijah ran to the wilderness, weary and fearful. He had given up, and he had even asked the Lord to let him die. But when he had fallen asleep, an angel of… Continue Reading “Monday- Second Week of Advent”

Sunday- The Life Layer

The Second Week of Advent: HOPE The second layer of our wreath is made of evergreens and berries to remind us of life and resurrection. In deepest winter snows, we are still able to see signs of life all around us, such as evergreen… Continue Reading “Sunday- The Life Layer”

Wednesday- Candle Lighting Devotional: Peace in the Desert

Touch the sand in the wreath pan. Consider the desert. Consider your own desert times in your life and in this week. The desert is a place without abundant vegetation or life; the desert is a stark reminder of what we would lack if… Continue Reading “Wednesday- Candle Lighting Devotional: Peace in the Desert”