Jennifer Camp, co-founder of Gather Ministries, and author of Loop, grew up in the middle of an almond orchard in Northern California and now lives in the busy Bay Area with her husband and three kids. A former high school English teacher, she loves to write, but she especially loves to encourage people to seek and live out the truth of their story, their identity in Christ. You can find her writing at her blog, Jennifer J. Camp .You can connect with Jennifer on both Facebook and Twitter. She would love to have you join her there.
It was days after the launch of Breathing Eden, when my soul was weary, that I began listening to God’s whispers.
The house dark, a blanket pulled across my shoulders, I sat on the floor, reading Scripture, asking Him what it is He thinks about Advent, this season of both awaiting the birth of Christ and celebrating Christ who has already come.
I wondered what God might say if we asked Him how we should celebrate, how we should prepare our hearts, how we can be present with Jesus in this busy season? So I asked Him, and I waited for answers. And like I did with Loop, I wrote it down.
And these four letters are Loop Advent, four beautiful devotionals, one to read during each of the four weeks of Advent. And there are four unique 8 x 10 art prints inspired by His words–to print out on watercolor paper or card stock, too.
I love what the words in Loop Advent say . . .
Loop Advent invites us into God’s part of the conversation when we ask Him these questions: What is Advent? What gets in the way of us celebrating and participating in it? How can we look for You, God? How can we find You? How do we celebrate Your coming in a culture that wants to rob us of peace, hope, joy? What is unique about this particular Advent season for us? How can we trust that we are part of the story You are writing in our heart, this Advent season, right now?
I wanted God to inspire how I can be present with Him this Christmas. And His words here–surprising and comforting, encouraging and challenging–push me toward Him, just where I want to be.
Advent starts on Sunday, November 27. I pray, in the pages of Loop Advent, you hear His voice in your heart as He speaks to you.
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