Last Sunday began the season of Advent (which is celebrated by the Church during the four weeks prior to Christmas).
The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus which means "arrival" or "coming".
During this time, the Church focuses on waiting on the Lord and preparing ones' hearts for Christ. We remember those who waited for Jesus' arrival 2000 years ago and we're encouraged to prepare our hearts and wait upon the Lord during this season.
This year (as they've done for several years), the folks at All Saints Church in Chapel Hill/Durham, NC have created a helpful Advent Devotional.
This free booklet contains daily scripture reading, prayers and thoughts for reflection. I pray that you find it a helpful resource during this time of spiritual reflection and preparation.
Here's the link:http://www.allsaints-chd.org/assets/AdventDevotional2010Online.pdf