Have You Seen? {December 12th, 2021}

Last Week’s Theme: Waiting

An Advent Invitation by Danielle Wheeler—”We cry out, “Come, Lord Jesus” to celebrate his coming to earth, but at the same time it’s a cry for him to come back. Come back and take this heaviness away from my heart, this weariness from my soul, this brokenness from the world. Come, Lord Jesus. We’re waiting.”

Jodie’s Top 5 Books of 2021 {Book Club} by Jodie Pine—”Reading for me is getting lost in words. The best part is when I look up from the book that’s captured my attention to pause and soak in its depth and impact.”

When God Says Yes by Sarah Hilkemann—”There are prayers I have prayed, dreams in my heart that are still residing there, unanswered. I have to continually ask that God puts HIS desires there and shapes those dreams to match His.

In the Waiting by Stephanie Clarke—”Wait with expectancy of His promises. Wait trusting in and longing for God. Wait knowing there is Hope resurrected. Wait, not watching with hostile intent, but watching with hearty resolve.”

From Around the Web

The Cross-Cultural Journey of Jesus

4 Coping Strategies for Infertility During the Holidays

Lectio Divina and Advent on the Transformed and Transformational Podcast

On Instagram: Our Small and Hidden Moments

Music: He Shall Reign Forevermore

Finally, A December Blessing

And Now For Next Week

The theme is…

Lord, helps us embrace insignificance. 

We see how He used humble shepherds and ordinary Mary and Joseph to be part of a less-than-triumphal birth. 

As we linger in Advent, may we lay aside our own striving to gain followers, impress others, or make a name for ourselves. May we learn humility while growing in awe of Jesus and the gift the Father has given us.

How does Christ’s significance grow in your heart as you embrace your own insignificance?

Join us this week on the blog or add your own reflections on social media with the hashtag #VelvetAshesInsignificant.

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