I'll be spending lots of time in the Word this month as I prepare for a couple of Christmas Bible Journaling Classes I'll be teaching here at my home next Friday and Saturday (email me if you want to join in on Friday - the Saturday class is full). I'll also be participating in the Illuminated Journaling Gifts of Christmas Advent Series. I'm excited about focusing on the true meaning of Christmas in the midst of the hustle and bustle and festivities.
Yesterday I pulled out my ornament stamps and illustrated the scriptures in Luke chapter 1. In this chapter, we find Mary's song of rejoicing after Elizabeth's recognition that Mary is carrying the Christ child as well as Zacharias' prophecy after John's birth. Both of these are songs of rejoicing and praise.
As we begin December, I hope you'll find time to rejoice in the season and take time to focus on the Reason for the Season!