Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas

Greetings, friends. Yes, today is December 5—can you believe only 20 days until Christmas? Deep breath. Let’s invite Jesus to bring us peace. As we give attention to Advent, with our second Sunday yesterday, some of you lit the Bethlehem Candle or the Candle of Preparation, which reminds us to welcome Jesus.


“As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: ‘A voice of one calling in the desert, Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all mankind will see God’s salvation.” —Luke 3:4–6


One of the ways I celebrate the Christmas season is by encouraging others to keep focused on Jesus through my speaking ministry. I spoke to the women’s group at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Saturday morning on the topic of “Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas.” I used the five points from this article I wrote for Christian Parenting. You can check out the article here.

Here are pictures from Saturday’s special event:




Also, here is the bookmark I prepared to help my friends remember to have a PEACE-filled Christmas!

I love you,


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