My friend Terri Groh has done it again! She’s written a wonderful, encouraging, sometimes challenging devotional for us. This one is for the Advent Season. It is a 31 day devotional for Christmas: One Clear, Still Night.
I absolutely love Terri’s heart and passion for encouraging others to whole-heartedly pursue the Lord. Not just trite fluff, her devotional has us looking at some marvelous passages of scripture (well, OK, which passages are NOT marvelous, you got me!) and meditating on our own lives, pushing us to go into the depths of the presence of the Lord.
Each devotional shares a scripture passage and then she shares a story. Her story may be from her own life (with transparency and humility) or a story exploring the scripture or a story about life. Each one encourages us to look with eyes of hope, joy and expectation for what God is doing in the story of our lives. But she doesn’t leave it there. She asks probing, thought-provoking and sometimes challenging questions to help us, the reader, take the spiritual principles in the stories and make them real in our own lives.
This is the whole package for the holidays! Terri gives recipes (yummy cinnamon rolls for one) and gift ideas and traditions her family uses to help the reader establish some wonderful family traditions that will create great memories for generations as well as keep the heart of holiday focused on Jesus.
Terri does such a great job of writing devotionals! I wish I could do it. Her gentle spirit, love for others, devotion to Jesus and honest and transparent heart touches me and makes me always say, “Yes! I needed to hear that!!”
This should be on your Purchase Before The Holiday list!! Head on over to Terri’s Web Store and pick up a copy! (I loved it so much, it is part of my 1,000 Post Thank You giveaway – go and enter today!)
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