refocused advent

A refocused advent

A 4-week journey to refocus our minds and hearts.

Are you feeling scattered & frazzled?

Would you like to engage your creative side to help you focus on the real meaning for the Christmas season?

Join along to receive devotionals and PDF templates directly to your inbox. Create unique ornaments to help you focus afresh & ingrain truth back into this season for yourself and family. Participate in encouraging community sharing and catch videos with Jen on our private Facebook group.

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a note from

Jen Alward

Artist & Art Therapist

In 2020 I read, "Honest Advent" by Scott Erickson, and was so inspired by the words and images that I knew I had to take it further and share it with others.

Use this area to tell your story. Talk about your failure when you first started looking for a solution. Maybe there was a conspiracy against you, a false belief, a misunderstanding.

A refocused advent combines that inspiration with Memories of the Advent Calendars of my youth.

Growing up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin the cooling temperatures, falling snow, and shortening days turned our thoughts to Christmas. To twinkling lights, presents, grandma's sugar cookies, and the daily chocolate pieces of the Advent Calendar.

Traditions change over the years and new meaning has developed around Advent for me. Some years it has been a chore or motions to go through. However, when I began incorporating art into my time with God things transformed.

I invite you to join me this Advent season to allow art to help you refocus your heart and mind on the true reason for Christmas. To pause each day to reflect and listen...and then create.

Each week I will be wood burning images on to wooden disks to create ornaments to help ingrain the truths remember and focus on this Advent. I will share videos and links with you of this process as well as other helpful and inspires ideas.

Jen Alward and Pepper

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Short devotionals along with reflections questions will walk you through the stories of the Christmas story. Pause and see the stories from different perspectives to learn more about God's love for you.

Templates in your inbox

Art Inspirations

Print them to trace or add color to in your journal, or on an ornament. Use them as a jumping off point to create your own image that sums up what God is speaking to your heart each day.

A Private facebook group

Encouraging Community

Share your insights and creations with others. Encourage, and be encouraged, along this journey of celebrations and growing closer to our Lord. Jen will be live each week to answer questions, share thoughts and artistic tips and tricks, and pray with you.

Disclaimer - This presentation is entirely free and will give you actionable steps to making your own Advent ornaments. 

Results are not guaranteed. The FaceBook Lives with Jen will be created in 2021 and saved as recordings. The book created will be available for purchase in 2022. - All Rights Reserved -