Walking to the Manger: An Advent Devotional
by Butch Odom
Walking to the Manger is a collection of devotionals inviting you to make walking, reflecting and prayer a part of your daily Advent practice. Just as Mary and Joseph traveled the long journey to Bethlehem, the Christian season of Advent is a journey in which the traveling is as full of lessons as the destination. As such, the season is a journey of faith. Every week begins with a psalm and the opportunity to set a “movement goal,” or a reasonable physical challenge for yourself. Each day in Advent also offers a passage of Scripture along with a reflection and prayer.
As you walk toward the Christ-child through the words of the prophets and the apostles, we pray that you may become healthier in body and spirit. May you be blessed while walking to the manger.
About the Author
William L. “Butch” Odom, Jr. has served in a variety of roles in his more than 20 years of service at the Church Health Center. He is the author of Walking to the Cross: A Devotional for Lent, Have a Blessed Day: A Year of Daily Devotions from the Church Health Center and several pieces for Church Health Reader, including the award-winning reflection, “Setting a New Table.” Butch and his wife, Debbie, live in Memphis where they are members of First Congregational Church.
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