Advent is upon us and the hectic pace of Christmas demands your attention. When Christmas finally arrives, you might take a few days (12 actually) to decompress and reflect on the deeper meaning of Christmas. You can do just that with a brief devotional (revised edition) by Tom Tower. It might change your view of the Twelve Days of Christmas song with its barrage of gifts that “My True Love Gave to Me.” In this booklet, you will find the spiritual meaning behind those twelve gifts and reflect on the Christmas story through twelve spiritual lessons. These include Mary, Joseph, the Wise Men, the Shepherds, Heavenly Hosts, and more. Pick up a copy at the church on or after December 13 (annual meeting date) or contact Tom directly for a copy delivered to you (call 540-972-5807 and leave a message with your name and address or email him at