Join us for 24 days of reflection and exploration of beauty preparing for the birth of our Lord at Christmas. You will receive daily emails that encourage you to see the beauty God has placed in this life to help reveal Himself to us.
Beauty is so misunderstood in our world. It has been co-opted – replaced with the false beauty of flashiness, possession, and pleasure.
Few places do we see that as clearly as in the celebration of Christmas.
It’s all about ads, newness, bigness, and flash. The best decor, the best gifts, the best holiday looks. You know the drill.
And while it’s fine to appreciate beautiful things (cause that’s kinda a big part of what we do here at JS) it’s not all there is. There is beauty that is deep. There is beauty that lasts into eternity. There is beauty that shows us the Light.
So that’s what we’re doing this Advent – looking for the Light. Waiting for it. Searching for it. Trying to uncover it in the places it might be most hidden: in the world, other people, and in ourselves.
This program is broken up into four sections:
Dec 1-5: The Beauty of the World
Dec 6- 11: The Beauty of People
Dec 12 – 17: The Beauty of You
Dec 18 – 24: The Beauty of God
In each section there will be daily reflections or activities to help you explore beauty and ultimately get in touch with it’s source: God Himself. There will be free and downloadable worksheets and printables throughout. There is also a free Facebook group you can join to share your thoughts and reflections as you go through the program together.
This Advent program will be low key and easy to follow. Do as many or as few of the prompts as you desire. My prayer is that the steady and quiet presence of these emails in the busyness of your Advent days will turn your thoughts to beauty a bit more often, and then on to it’s Creator who humbled Himself to be born in a manger with straw for a bed.
This program starts Dec 1, 2017.
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You can also join the Facebook group to share the experience with other people walking the road of beauty to Bethlehem.
Can’t wait to share this journey with you.