Hello my loves! Today I wanted to share my heart with you all. I know that this time of year can be hectic for everyone, it’s the end of year, there’s deadlines and goals that need to be met, there’s holiday parties, travels, lists of things to shop for and do, but I wanted to just slow. things. down. I love working on fun holiday campaigns, seeing all of my family and friends, giving gifts and decorating — but above any of those things, what I love and who I love, is the real reason for this season. Every year I feel so humbled this time of year knowing that God decided to show up here on earth as a baby. Let that sink in for a moment. God could show up as anything and anyone, and He chose the most unexpected way — to enter as a baby. He came to have a more personal and intimate relationship with us. I am so grateful everyday that baby was born. He is the king of my heart and has changed my life in so many beautiful ways. My joy for Christmas is rooted in this. It’s not in a store, or under my tree, my gift is Jesus, and no matter what is going on in my life I cling to the hope He promises us and they joy He can bless us with in any season.
In this Vlogmas video, I’m sharing how I prepare my heart for Christmas with some intentional routines, books and ways we can give back and spread the love and joy of Jesus to our world. One of my favourite things from this video is my She Reads Truth advent prayer journal. There’s only two days left to purchase one, and the first day of advent begins on December 3rd! I would love to do this study with you all, we can DM back and forth and share what we love (tag me in your posts if you’re doing it). Inside the study book you’ll find scripture, areas to journal, recipes, songs, music and more. Click to watch more above, I hope you all will enjoy this video and it helps inspire you to prepare your hearts for the best season.
Below, I’ve included more intentional gifts you can give to friends, family or your spouse. Perhaps they’ve had a tough year, or need to be inspired again — these are my favourite things to give people in my life over and over…
1. SHE READS TRUTH BIBLE 2. JESUS CALLING DEVOTIONAL (THEY HAVE A BROWN COVER AS WELL) 3. WOODEN PRAYER BEADS 4. EYE POETRY WHITE HORSES 5. THE FIVE MINUTE JOURNAL 6. GRACE UPON GRACE PRINT 7. LOVE THAT LASTS BY JEFFERSON & ALYSSA BETHKE 8. 1000 GIFTS BY ANN VOSKAMP 9. MY NAME IS HOPE BY JOHN MARK COMER 10. LOVE DOES BY BOB GOFF
Love & Blessings! xoxo