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Advent Reader coverSometimes the best choice is the simplest one. That’s the philosophy behind these Daily Scripture Readings for Advent.

You’ll find one reading for each day of December leading up to and including Christmas Day.

The threads that tie these scriptures together are the traditional Advent themes of waiting, preparation, light in the darkness, and the coming of the Messiah.

I use these readings after the kids go to bed and the house is quiet. I turn off the lights in my living room, except for the lights of the Christmas tree, and either light a candle or the fireplace.

As I feel the warmth of the fire, I think of the warmth and nearness of God’s love. I read the scripture aloud. Then I sit quietly and still, giving space for the words to soothe, stir or dance in my heart.

In a month full of distractions, I’ve found this simple practice, this daily ritual, to be very grounding and centering.

I hope you will too.

Print and enjoy.

Daily Scripture Readings for Advent

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