Advent 2017

How quickly the year has come around again to the season of preparation that is Advent. I pray for a heart sensitive to the lessons I am meant to learn as I prepare my heart for the celebration of Christ’s arrival.

December 3, 2017 – The Christmas question

December 4, 2017 – Gifts

December 5, 2017 – Watch!

December 6, 2017 – Light in the Dark

December 7, 2017 – A Guide …

December 8, 2017 – It’s coming …

December 9, 2017 – Useful?

December 10, 2017 – Which full?

December 11, 2017 – More than a flashlight




The season is filled with so much. Presents to buy, homes to decorate, goodies to bake, concerts to attend, services to play for, meals to prepare, schoolwork to finish, and the lists grow.

While it seems there is much to accomplish, there is more to rest in. An opportunity to look at things with the sense of anticipation and a resistance of the need to be busy. What lessons does Advent have for my heart this year?

December 1: A simple coin

December 2: More than grapes

December 3: A smile

December 4: When the boat overflows

December 5: Light shines

December 6: Ring the bells

December 7: When supper is more than supper

December 8: Do I hear?

December 9: A guide for the way

December 10: Water and a little soap

December 11: The heart of the matter

December 12: The Beauty of the Cross

December 13: Thirsty?

December 14: My foundation

December 15: More than flowers …

December 16: Fruit

December 17: Of seed and soil

December 18: Sing

December 19: More than a stone …

December 20: A mirror’s reflection

December 21: Start tiny …

December 22: Aware

December 23: Of Gates and Shepherds

December 24: And He came …

December 25: Merry Christmas