Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Advent Days 18-24

Day 24
The Christmas story:
Love is born into the world - 
It's our story, too.

Day 23
Someone is knocking.
Open the door of your heart.
Make room at the inn.

Day 22
So hectic out there!
A good day to be at home,
baking shortbread stars.

Day 21
My gratitude list
would reach to heaven and back - 
if I wrote it down.

Day 20
The Christmas tree lot - 
evergreen, balsam and fir.
Such fresh, frosty air.

Day 19
Prayer for today:
May my thoughts, words and actions
come from a joy place.

Day 18
Opposite of faith:
anxiety, worry, fear.
Be not afraid, friends.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Advent Day 17

Some season's readings:
Rudolph and Scrooge and The Grinch,
Gift of the Magi.

Advent Day 16

Spiritual wonder.
That's what contemplation is.
Call back your wonder!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Advent Day 15

Some things not for sale:
faith, hope, love, joy, peace, kindness.
These are homemade gifts.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Advent Day 14

Today I choose peace.
Tomorrow I will again.
Glorious freedom!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Advent Day 13

Looking for the light.
We spend our lives doing this!
"Be a light," says God.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Advent Day 12

Toss your to-do list.
Make a to-be list instead: 
be still, be loved.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Advent Day 11

Write God, not Santa.
Send forth the words in your heart.
No pencil needed!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Advent Day 10

Be a love package
the world opens today.
We need more delight!

Advent Day 9

Was feeling so low,
then a cardinal appeared - 
God always shows up.