It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

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Today marks the first Sunday of Advent and as I woke up this morning my first thought was “It’s time to open the Christmas box!”.   I leapt out of bed and headed to the box that holds all the ornaments and Advent readings I’ve collected over the years.  Finding the candle was a little harder since I’ve been decluttering things.  Sadly I think I’ve decluttered some of my candle holders too!

For some reason I don’t have the cover for the readings that I’m going to follow this year, but I suspect they are based on the writings of Henri Nouwen.  (I do have the back cover, and his name is there quite frequently) Actually I have more information.  The booklet was published in 2007 and compiled and editted by James E. Adams.

I have been pondering lately about the movement of Grace in my life, so I would like to share this quote from today’s reading:

God’s grace is indeed like a gentle morning dew and a soft rain that gives new life to barren soil.

I am looking forward to enjoying this Christmas with my family and especially with my new and delightful granddaughter.  All the little things change when there is a new person to enjoy them with!

Have a blessed Sunday and a delightful Advent!

Marcia

 

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