The Uncluttered Heart
Making Room for God During Advent and Christmas
Advent is the season when we prepare our lives—hearts, minds, and spirits—for the coming of the Christ child. We sweep out the corners of our hearts, cleaning up the clutter, to make space for God’s hope, peace, joy, love, and presence.
The Uncluttered Heart offers four weeks of guided reflection through the weeks of Advent on through Epiphany. Each day provides a
- scripture passage
- words to carry with you through the day
I MOVE THROUGH The Uncluttered Heart renewed by its gentle, searching light. Through Beth Richardson’s reflections, quotes, prayers, liturgies, and scripture selections, I rediscover the radiant mystery shining from the manger into the complexities of our daily life.
—Flora Slosson Wuellner
United Church of Christ minister, retreat leader, and author
OPENING THE PAGES OF THIS BOOK is like entering a holy place. You meet wise teachers through their quotes, comforting and challenging biblical texts, simple words for your pocket, prayers for the heart, and Beth who weaves it all together with her own story, so we can approach the manger with an uncluttered heart—and kneel.
—Larry J. Peacock
Executive Director, Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center
North Andover, Massachusetts
Author, Openings: A Daybook of Saints, Psalms, and Prayer