Welcome to A Sacred Pause. Each Sunday of Advent you will receive an email of devotions, prayers, and going deeper all with the intention of shaping and refining your time of waiting in this Advent season. 

If you are like me, you are familiar with the practice and season of Advent but find as you get older there is a desire to go deeper and prepare your heart for the coming of Jesus. Maybe, you also grew up with an Advent tradition in your church that marked the four weeks before Christmas with the weekly lighting of a candle on the Advent wreath. Or maybe, instead, Advent is a new concept to you and you want to know what all the buzz is about. 

Wherever you may be in your understanding of Advent or willingness to learn more, this journey is for you. It is an invitation to pause, be still, and listen in the waiting. This is your personal invitation to allow God to work in your heart as you open yourself up to the gift that He gave you in His son, Jesus. It is a slowing down of your thoughts, heartbeat, and a chance to add new rhythms to your day as you prepare for Jesus’ birth.

Wikipedia states that: 

Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas and the return of Jesus at the Second Coming. The term is a version of the Latin word meaning “coming”.

Let’s give ourselves a gift this Advent season. One that looks like hope in the hard, rest in the waiting, and the renewal of our heart as we prepare to receive the knowledge that Christ is the answer. 

Beginning on Sunday, December 1, you will receive an email in your inbox with weekly reflections, verse of the week, prayer and so much more. (Sign up below so you don’t miss a week.) Then each Sunday for the four weeks in Advent you will receive your email for the week. This is yours to dive into as much or little as you feel led. My prayer is that you allow yourself to slow down and know that God is with you and desires nothing more than for a bit of your time this busy holiday season. 

Will you join the journey to slowing down and living with expectancy this Advent season? The doors are open and this is your invitation to step through and seek Jesus with intentionality. Hop over to the blog. #ASacredPause Click To Tweet

Thank you for joining me on this journey to discovering “a sacred pause.” May you find peace, hope, and a new rhythm for your soul this season.

In the stillness,

To my friends new and old. I spent time preparing this series with lots of resources and the chance to really slow down this season with all of you in mind. It is my prayer that you sense the hope and expectancy of this season as you choose to press pause on some of the busy that accompanies the holidays.

It is my pleasure and honor to join you on this journey to “A Sacred Pause” this Advent season. In order to keep in line with this season of slowing down, there will be no linkup for the Tell His Story community until after the 1st of the year. Let’s embrace the invitation to live with expectant joy for all God is going to do.

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