Many churches, all over the world, follow something called a liturgical calendar. This calendar has seasons, but these seasons are not based on weather. Liturgical seasons are based on events. In the Christian Liturgical calendar some of the big seasons are Advent, Lent and Easter. The first season, in the Christian Calendar, is Advent. Advent starts the fourth Sunday before Christmas. It’s a season to prepare our heart and mind for Christ’s birth. There are four themes for each of the Sundays before Christmas: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. An Advent calendar or devotional is a daily guide to help a person with a daily focus through a short reading.
From Her Voice is a collection of women, each with their own part in the modern Christian story. It is not meant to be a woman’s devotional, but simply a devotional written by women. I have heard from multiple online voices wishing to hear from more female Christians. I’ve discovered there isn’t a lack of female voices, but not enough light shining on those souls. It is my hope; this Advent devotional brings clarity and insight to this liturgical season.
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Melissa is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciple of Christ). She has worked in churches for over a decade, and is currently the senior minister of Fig Tree Christian, and online ministry. Melissa also designed the art for this devotion. It is a paper medium, finished in Photoshop. Melissa is a wife to a wonderful husband, and mother to two wonderful children.