JOIN US as we journey through ADVENT this Christmas Season!
Join Host Melinda and her See Hear Love friends and co-hosts, pastors and worship leaders, social justice advocates and activists, best-selling authors and lawyers, actors and models and those who speak up for the poor, bloggers and leadership coaches… who will share inspiring stories, justice prayers, honest laments, songs, blessings and Scripture about HOPE, PEACE, JOY & LOVE.
What is Advent?
The word advent means coming, and during this season we wait, we prepare, we anticipate, and we long for the presence of God. In a blog post, Sarah Bessey wrote, “If Christmas is for the joy, advent is for the longing.” We all know that Christmas doesn’t feel the same this year; maybe you expect it to be your worst Christmas yet. But, if advent is for the longing, it might be your best advent yet. This year, you might be more in touch with your longing for hope, peace, joy, and love than ever before. We pray that during this season, as you tune into that longing and focus your attention on Jesus, you find your heart overwhelmed with hope, peace, joy, and love.
Making an Advent Wreath
Click here for instructions on how to make an Advent Wreath!
JOY! Choosing Joy
During Difficult & Hard Times
Watch our THIRD ADVENT show here as we light the third candle on our wreath, and special guests discuss how to choose joy in spite of our circumstances… as we prepare and anticipate that ‘JOY TO THE WORLD’ is coming! Jesus is coming!
JOY Advent Resource
Click here for our JOY Advent Resource ~ activities, prayers and blessings that your entire family or small group can enjoy!
Song + Story
The Meaning of Advent with Chris & Melinda
Watch Melinda and her husband Chris share about the importance of Advent, week by week,
here on our YouTube Channel.
This is our JOY verse for this week. I hope you’ll take some quiet time this week to pray about ‘choosing joy’ in your life and in difficult circumstances. What would this look like? How will this impact you and those you love if you chose JOY rather than negativity and stress? Spend some time with God in prayer asking him to help you become a more joy-filled person. He is listening. He is FOR you!