Second Week of Advent 2022

We finished the second week of Advent with some more thought-provoking and meaningful words; I hope you didn’t miss any of them. If you would like to receive these daily in your inbox, sign up here. If you missed details about Advent Word of the Day, this post will help.

Below are the words from this last week, along with meditations, quotes, scriptures or prayers that reached my heart when I was researching each word. I also always include a photo that I’ve taken on trips or in my daily life.


Sunday – DELIGHT
“Music is hateful and intolerable to the devil. It is the only art, next to theology, that can calm the agitations of the soul, which plainly shows that the devil, the source of anxiety and sadness, flees from the sound of music as he does from religious worship. That is why the Scriptures are full of psalms and hymns, in which praise is given to God. That is why, when we gather round God’s throne in heaven, we shall sing His glory. Music is the perfect way to express our love and devotion to God. It is one of the most magnificent and DELIGHTful presents God has given us.”
– Martin Luther


Monday – RAIN
“We cannot understand the great things He does, and to His miracles there is no end. He sends RAIN on the land and He waters the fields. Yes, it is God who raises the humble and gives joy to all who mourn.”
– Job 5:9-11


Tuesday – WELCOME
“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, care for the sick, WELCOME the unwanted, be a friend to the friendless, accept those who have been rejected, love your enemies, encourage the grieving, visit the lonely, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”


Wednesday – WINNOWING
“In my mind today I am WINNOWING my words and thoughts. I hear you on the back row…what in the world is winnowing? I am simply separating and selecting. We each have a finite time to do good. It is very important to keep your soul and mind on what is important. There are only so many situations where you can make a difference. You do not need to waste the space in your head or your heart. As I eliminate more things that I can do nothing about, the things that I can, come to the forefront. The most precious commodity is the short time we spend together on Earth. Don’t waste it!”
– Sarah Alley


Thursday – BREATHE
“While we may not control the breath that God breathes into us every second to give us life, we can at least control awareness of our breath.
Breathe in compassion.
Breathe out anxiety.
Breathe in His peace.
Breathe out stress.
Breathe in His assurance.
Breathe out fear.
Breathe in God’s promises.
And BREATHE in Hope.”


Friday – FIRE
“Advent, like its cousin Lent, is a season for prayer and reformation of our hearts. Since it comes at winter time, FIRE is a fitting sign to help us celebrate Advent…If Christ is to come more fully into our lives this Christmas, if God is to become really incarnate for us, then fire will have to be present in our prayer. Our worship and devotion will have to stoke the kind of fire in our souls that can truly change our hearts. Ours is a great responsibility not to waste this Advent time.”
– Edward Hays


Saturday – FLOURISH
“One way to FLOURISH this Advent season is to spend intentional time at the end of the day reflecting on your highs and lows. What was difficult or discouraging? Where do you feel defeated? What can you do to bring balance? What can you meditate on to move past the frustrations? What made you joyful? What are you thankful for? Where did you see God show up? Where did you feel His peace? How can you intentionally plan to flourish tomorrow?”

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