Showing all 3 results
Prepare The Way$12.99Add to cart
Throughout Advent we read and sing the words Prepare the Way as we make room to welcome the Christ child into our lives once again. We prepare our city streets and buildings. We prepare our homes and workspaces. But sometimes Advent can slip away from us before we can prepare our hearts.
In this 4-week study and prayer book, Pamela Hawkins invites us to prepare our hearts through guided prayer, readings from Isaiah and Matthew, as well as brief reflections on four scriptural themes: Peace, Justice, Fearlessness, and Faithfulness.
Prepare the Way includes these spiritual practices:
Prayers of invocation, intercession, and benediction
Reflection through spiritual reading
Meditation on scripture
Call to Christian witness and service
4 weeks * Includes Leader’s Guide
Behold : Cultivating Attentiveness In The Season Of Advent$13.99Add to cart
Behold! is an old-fashioned word missing from most modern translations of the Bible. Yet Pamela Hawkins says this word softens the edges of her heart. She writes, “I cannot say this word without moving, without extending and lifting a hand, palm open, toward the object of my attention.”
In Behold! Hawkins invites readers to enter Advent with an attitude of curious expectancy and trustful anticipation. For each of the four weeks of Advent, she focuses on a single Advent word from the scripture readings for that week and offers a form of prayer for readers to try.
Readers can follow all the spiritual practices the author suggests or choose the ones that most catch their attention. The practices include reflections, silence, prayer, reading scripture, reading or singing of hymn texts, and Christian service and action. Readers will enjoy the simplicity and beauty of this Advent book, which features expressive prayers and hymn texts. Leader’s Guide included
Simply Wait : Cultivating Stillness In The Season Of Advent$13.99Add to cart
How many times have you tried to reduce the stress and hurry of Christmas by making Advent a more spiritual time? And how often do you find that your efforts to be more spiritual only intensify your stress by becoming one more complicated thing on your already long list of things to do? What if this year you found a devotional practice that offered more rest, more quiet, more room in your heart for the Christ child to be born?
Simply Wait: Cultivating Stillness in the Season of Advent is a resource that individuals and small groups can use to help them focus, rest, and renew spiritually. For the four weeks of Advent, participants will focus on a single word and a single, simple prayer practice that does not require extensive preparation or previous experience. Readings for each week offer creative reflections rooted in scripture, and engaging questions that stimulate our anticipation for a meaningful Christmas season.
This year, instead of doing more, moving faster, trying harder to cram it all in, do less scurrying, and more reflecting; less worrying and more connecting, with the graceful and grace-filled wisdom of Simply Wait.