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Build Your Christmas Around the Manger

FREE Devotional-Style Workbook for Women Who Want Less “Busy” and More Jesus this Christmas

Christmas is a celebration of Jesus.
But sometimes, gift-giving, decorating, baking, and gathering family compete to be stars of the show.  
When that happens, these good things can stomp out our joy, and distract us from the hope and peace Jesus is giving us.

 Luke 2:10-11 calls to us:

…BEHOLD, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ Jesus the Lord.

Want to celebrate more of that this Christmas ? Then here’s a tool to help you plan AND pray!

The Around the Manger Devo Workbook

Commit 20 minutes a day for 5 days. We’ll help you prayerfully reflect and edit your Christmas plans so that your December is deeply rooted in celebrating Jesus. Here’s your 5-day journey:


Identify what can distract you at Christmas and what Biblical truth can reorient your mind.


Select one spiritual practice to anchor your heart and mind in Jesus.


Apply our 3-pronged approach to reduce non-essential activities that distract or overwhelm you at Christmas time.


Identify how you can share God’s message of hope and reconcilation with someone this season. 


Turn Days 1-4 into a roadmap that guides your choices and actions in December.

This Workbook is for You if:


You want to really cherish the gift of Jesus at Christmas.


You love to plan and the idea of mapping out an intentional Christmas excites you.


You desire to create a Christmas that points family and friends to Jesus.


You don't want to feel tired, cranky, or overwhelmed during a joyful time of year.


You desire the wisdom and will to say "no" to things that are non-essential and draining in December.

Hello, from the Devotional Creator

Hi, I’m Karina Dusenbury.  I founded We Abide Together for productivity-oriented women (like us) who want to serve God, not their to-do lists.

We (a.k.a. I) create tools to help women bring God into their planning so that what they seek God first in all they do. If you’d like to learn more, check out our ABIDE & FOCUS Planner.

This devotional workbook is a way for us to pour into you so that God and what matters most are what fills your days…especially during Christmas.


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