You love Christmas. And then you hate Christmas. Families, food, shopping, church programs with live animals...it's easy to lose sight of what's really important: slowing down to reflect on the glory of the Christ who came, who died, and who saved us.
In this short and reflective devotional, author and Bible teacher Anne Marie Miller shares how crazy moments can be holy. Grab some Christmas cookies and cocoa and settle in to find peace in chaos in a hectic but holy time.
You'll be encouraged to shine brighter than that Christmas tree you spent seventeen hours decorating. Why? Because the world needs to see your light.
Anne Marie Miller is the author of several books and speaks at colleges, conventions, and churches on the topics of social justice, sexuality, health, addiction, and biblical themes of grace and restoration. She also writes for various publications, studied family sociology, and is currently pursuing her DMS at Rockbridge Seminary while studying psychology. She lives with her husband Tim, a youth pastor, in Dubuque, IA.
If you’ve ever felt that all the Christmas hoopla can sometimes be a bit overwhelming (i.e. are a human being), then I suggest reading through author Anne Marie Miller’s Surviving Christmas this season. It’s a relaxed read compiled from a variety of Miller’s Advent writings over the years and it seeks to offer the possibility of finding “peace in chaos in a hectic but holy time.” With an emphasis on rest, reflection, and refocusing, Surviving Christmas might just be the perfect prescription that allows you to do that very thing. - Will Hodge, NoiseTrade