Saturday, November 30, 2019

Advent Words 2019 Begins Tomorrow!

The season of Advent begins tomorrow. While this season leading up to Christmas is typically filled with rushing around shopping, attending parties and school events, and gathering with family, it is also a time to slow down and focus. I have found over the years that in order to that in this busy season, I must be intentional. Advent Words, the combining of reading Scripture and responding with creativity, has been the means for my intentional slowing down and reflecting during Advent over the past few years.

The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus and means "coming" or "arrival". This season leading up to Christmas is about waiting and preparing for this coming. 
  • The promised coming of the Messiah to the Jews.
  • The coming of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem.
  • The promised coming of Jesus' return.
  • The continual coming of Christ in the lives and hearts of God's people.
This year's Advent Words focus will bring us words from the prologue to John's gospel found in John 1:1-18.

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Would you like to participate?

  • The daily Bible study devotions, along with how I respond creatively, will be posted on this blog each day beginning on December 1. You can follow this blog by email or there will be daily links to the posts in the Words Challenge Facebook group. If you are a part of the Living Your Word of the Year Facebook group links to the blog post will be posted there as well.
  • Respond with whatever creative practice you choose: art journaling, mixed media art, scrapbook, photography, digital art, poetry, creative writing, calligraphy - any way you choose! As you take the Scripture and devotions into your heart and mind, let it sink even deeper as you practice creatively with your hands.
  • Join the Words Challenge Facebook group where you can share your art and ideas and join the conversation through the Advent season and beyond.  I host a number of Words Challenges throughout the year. Join here:
  • Share on Instagram and other social media with the hashtag #adventwords2019
  • Reflect and prepare: choose the creative form you will use for your daily practice. Make a journal if that fits your creative form.

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