Last year for Advent Word, I focused on shooting a black and white photo for each word. This year, it is my intention to use Christmas-related decorations (ornaments, Nativity scenes, etc.) for each word. Wish me luck!
December 1st is the first day of Advent this year, and fortunately, the first photo was easy: Unexpected.
Now available for pre-order, my husband Frank, and I, have written a week of devotions for this book from Forward Movement:
Explore Christ’s birth as recounted in the Gospel of Luke through the lens of the Way of Love and the seven practices of turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest. With daily devotions of personal stories, modern examples, art, and invitations to prayer and journaling, the authors challenge you to discover and incorporate these practices into your own life. During Advent and Christmas, walk with the shepherds and the angels, Mary and Joseph, Elizabeth and Zechariah, and Anna and Simeon. All of their paths—as well as yours—lead to the same destination: the humble manger where Love was born.
For more info, see here: A Way to the Manger