Some wise, encouraging, and practical advice in this interview with Donald Whitney around family worship during the holiday season. I thought about selecting some quotes to post below, but the whole interview is chock full of great stuff, and the link includes a transcript.
It’s never too late to start an Advent devotional with your family. You can buy Advent calendars from Trader Joe’s or Aldi’s — or make a homemade one with the whole family one night. I’ve added Advent reflections to my notes on Proverbs for this month, and the Family Style Theology podcast has also begun to post a special Advent series.
If you feel flat-footed, keep the expectations low and the format very simple. Perhaps open the chocolate-of-the-day from the Advent calendar, sing a religious Christmas carol, read a few verses from Matthew or Luke, and say a 10-second prayer. Skip the carol if you know it’s going to be an obstacle.