Growing Still This Advent

I want more from Advent, this season of preparation.  I want the stillness of waiting, of expectation.  I want the peace of resting, of trusting.  I want the wonder of hopeful imagination.  The true gifts that Christmas offers.

Not instead of the celebrations, but in the midst of them.  Because that’s where faith is found… along the way. Join me in Growing Still this Advent. Continue reading Growing Still This Advent

More Like Mary… and Joseph

The ‘Mary’ in me decided that Jesus cares a whole lot more about my mental stability than whether the little deer on the mantle are grouped in the aesthetically correct numbers. Or if I ever do actually finish those thank you notes. 

Nope. He cares more about your spirit and heart and how you use them to grow and to love on others — his people — maybe even people we don’t understand or agree with, or even like.  Continue reading More Like Mary… and Joseph

Peace

Today’s Word:  PEACE Today’s Time of Stillness:  10 minutes “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33 This Second Sunday in Advent we light the candle of Peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.   The Spiritual Practice of Stillness Stillness … Continue reading Peace