Christmas programs at church, band concerts at school, work holiday parties. It’s the season of year that fills our calendars. One event I look forward to each year is the mid-week Advent service at my church using Holden Evening Prayer. We’ve done it for years and it brings peace to the heart, calmness to the soul and joy to those around.
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the season, we forget to pause to reflect, ponder and prepare our hearts for the arrival of the baby Jesus.
- Reflect on the blessings God has given you.
- Take some time to stop and ponder.
- Prepare your hearts.
This message is an excerpt of “Reflect, ponder, prepare,” a 2015 Women of the ELCA blog by Gwen Edwards.
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