The time leading up to Christmas is a time to reflect on the coming of Christ and its significance. However, with the busyness of life and our own weakness this isn't always an easy thing to do. Below is a list of resources you may find helpful as you seek to be intentional in directing your heart to Christ this Christmas.

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room by Nancy Guthrie: a great collection of family devotionals to help adults and kids think about the meaning of Christmas.

Celebrating Advent: Looking Back and Looking Ahead: this article lists several different resources for helping children celebrate Christmas.

Advent Resources from Desiring God: A couple of FREE daily devotionals, articles, messages and more that speak to the meaning of Christmas.

Advent: The Whole Story by Paul Tripp: a FREE resource with four devotional articles. 

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus: a collection of short essays from throughout church history reflecting on the birth of Christ. A favorite of Nicole and I.

Counting the Days, Lighting the Candles: A Christmas Advent Devotional: this is a resource that our family is going to be using this year.