Advent

Advent is a time of prayerful anticipation, as we mark the days before Christmas with excitement and prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Mary visited by the angel
Holiday Prayers

How to Praise God, Just Like Mary

A closer look at the Magnificat, as we prepare for Christ’s birth

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Bible verses for Advent
Bible Verses About Hope

Two Very Special Bible Verses for Advent

Words for the season, for holding closely in your heart and your head

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Pray like a Secret Santa
Holiday Prayers

How to Pray Like a Secret Santa

Powerful ways to pray in the moment for just about anyone—including those you don’t know.

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Prayers by candlelight
Holiday Prayers

How Candles Can Light Up Your Prayers

The warmth, the flickering, even the fragrance can prompt prayers throughout your day.

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Prayers in a jar
Holiday Prayers

A Good Place to Keep Your Prayers? In a Jar!

During the Advent season, here’s a way to enliven and encourage your prayer life.

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Rick Hamlin
Inspiring Stories

An Advent Message from Rick Hamlin: The Joys of a Crèche at Christmas

Rick shares why a nativity scene is such a treasured part of his family's holiday season.

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