Begin with Advent Readings…
Every year I try to re-focus on the Reason for the Season–Jesus.
Yes, I listen to those Christmas songs and carols like everyone else. But as someone who loves to read, I’ve found nothing helps me to re-focus quite like my yearly Advent Readings.
In the weeks and days leading up to Advent, I seek out an Advent Reading plan, and with the help of the empowering grace of God, I try to faithfully follow through (it’s never easy, given the many distractions and temptations to quit).
In 2017, Advent begins on Sunday, December 3 and ends on Sunday, December 24.
If you’re serious about redeeming Christmas, actually taking it back from the world, then I submit to you an Advent Reading plan.
This year I’m going with Louie Giglio’s Waiting Here For You: An Advent Journey of Hope.