For the sake of all

The air is charged with anticipation. This call to awareness certainly seems personal as the cold of winter often draws us inward. There is attention to the pace of life, re-setting our movement with the day as we look for hints of what is to come. Yes, this reminder to be alert stirs within each of us but it is a stirring we share. We stay alert so that when the gift of love and grace arrives it can be announced throughout creation.
We take our post to watch for the sake of all.

#AdventWord #Alert

Into the peace of wild things…

 

I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief…
For a time I rest in the grace of the world,
and am free.

 


#AdventWord #Sprout
Quote: Wendell Berry
Photo: Ilona Ilyes

It is night

Lord,
it is night.

The night is for stillness.
Let us be still in the presence of God.

It is night after a long day.
What has been done has been done;
what has not been done has not been done;
let it be.

The night is dark.
Let our fears of the darkness of the world and of our own lives
rest in you.

The night is quiet.
Let the quietness of your peace enfold us,
all dear to us,
and all who have no peace.

The night heralds the dawn.
Let us look expectantly to a new day,
new joys,
new possibilities.

In your name we pray.
Amen.

 


(New Zealand Prayer Book)
#adventword #night

 

thank you , Stacy Anderson

Listen

 

Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness…because in the last analysis all moments are key moments and life itself is grace.

 


Quote: Frederick Buechner
Photo: Mabel Amber

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