The Perfect Gift – an Advent series

After an October that should have completely overwhelmed me, I’m amazed to say that this year, the first in three years, I ended the #write31days challenge more excited about writing and blogging than before I began. I can only guess at why, but it definitely seems like God is at work in my heart and, perhaps, my words.

Earlier this week, I talked with my husband about starting another more relaxed series, perhaps looking toward Advent. It’s a little early for me; I typically prefer to keep the Christmas and all its trimmings on hold until after Thanksgiving dinner. I’m realizing, though, that this year will be very different. Due to the continuing upheaval in the state of our house (see Four lessons from a flood and the follow-up, Counting blessings and revealing messes), it seems silly to even think about Christmas decorations – there’s just no room in this mess! Combine that with other circumstances which mean we will most likely not spend Thanksgiving or Christmas with family, and I’m realizing that Christmas needs to happen in my heart this year or it may not seem to happen at all.

And then this gem of a song and You Tube video appears in my inbox. JJ Heller is one of my favorites (and her smile is contagious!). The song was just released today and you can buy it on iTunes. I immediately knew this song would be my theme for this Advent season.

Have we forgotten, we need some sorting out? Clear our minds; we will find what the story is all about…

Do we remember the wonders of His love? Will our voices join with the chorus up above?
Do we remember how on that silent night there was a baby who came to recall us back to life?

Instead of focusing on the gifts to be bought or exchanged, the decorations with which to deck the halls, the tinsel and lights and Hallmark movies, I want to highlight the Savior, born of a woman, born under the law to redeem those under the law. Would you join me here every week from now until Christmas for another reminder of the wonders of His love? Together, let’s explore this Perfect Gift, given for you, given for me.

He was the Perfect Gift. He came to bring us peace. Holy Child, our King.

The Perfect Gift - an Advent series

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11 Comments

  1. This sounds like a wonderful series, Janice! I am looking forward to following along. Blessings. xoxo

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  2. I am working on an advent themed discussion right now! I love advent. I look forward to reading the upcoming series!
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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  3. I don’t think it is too early to start thinking about Christmas for blogging purposes, but my husband said it was too early for Christmas music. Sounds like a great series.

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  4. I think a series on advent is a great idea. I normally do advent activities with my kids, but I haven’t really done much to focus my own heart.

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  5. Ethel Miller

     /  November 5, 2014

    I’m looking forward to this Advent series.

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  6. I am so glad to have found this post today. Love the song and I am looking forward to reading your Advent posts.

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  7. I am planning to do 31 days of Christmas next month! Just because!

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  8. Perfect gift it is. May we always remember that especially this coming holidays. Happy Christmas! 🙂

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