Christmas as Jubilee

by Beth Richardson on November 25, 2014 · 0 comments

Autumn Tree in the Wind

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Tuesday, November 25. It’s a month before Christmas. As you make your preparations, can you think of ways to make this Christmas a jubilee? Consider spending less, resting more, or planning activities that will bring joy.

What are your ideas?

Words from The Word: From ages past no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who works for those who wait for him.
-Isaiah 64:4 (NRSV)

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture with us using a guided meditation on Mark 13:32-37. “Keep awake.”

Spiritual Tools: The spiritual practice for this week is consideration of the article, Advent Prayers 2014. Prepare yourself for Advent with prayer.

Advent Extra: Enjoy this fun article on the “Top 10 Reasons to Celebrate Advent.”

Art Credit: Schiele, Egon, 1890-1918. Autumn Tree in the Wind, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source:

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