Good morning sweet friends.
We finally made it. We finished up a long list of projects, we took down the Christmas tree and packed away all the Christmas boxes – all while packing bags and clearing off desks in preparation for a trip north.
The hope and anticipation of being with family and friends was the quiet element that kept us going in recent weeks – working toward seeing our older boys, having the fam back together, enjoying the sights and sounds and smells and tastes and touches of this season.
Taking a physical journey always reminds me of the true journey. We are all headed home, we are on the trail of a world beyond this one. Advent sets the Christian year in motion with that hum and sweet aroma – it reminds us constantly of that which is deeper and higher and wider. It calls us to truly prepare – to set our homes in order and pour out our gifts for the common good. And what fuels the fire? Hope. Rugged hope. A long obedience in the same direction. Faith. Persistence. Grit.
Let’s be the ones who live in that Light.
I will be back mid January with a new series – keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts as we enjoy these weeks.