The Daily Grace
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Day 3: Light Is Coming #adventpicaday

Nov 30, 2011 | nature & awe | 4 comments

It was quite random, as digital connections often are. I happened to click on Twitter, where I happened to see this tweet from @rickcaffeinated, a fellow Columbian who happens to tweet quite a lot.

“Watching for the light” caught my eye. And so I was delighted to click and land here, at Winn Collier’s blog.

In Advent, we watch for Light. We pay attention to rhythm and sound and cadence. Our hearts look for signals. Our hearts lean forward. Light is coming.

today’s light

Winn’s perspective on this season of preparation and anticipation really touched me. I read on to discover his intention to look for images all month long that nudge him “toward hope or joy or light,” to capture those images with his phone’s camera and to share them via instagram and twitter. He provides instructions for getting in on the fun, noting that he’ll choose one photo to post on his blog each day during advent.

A very cool idea, I thought, and promptly tagged #adventpicaday and tweeted a sasanqua photo from my Yuletide post.

Will one of my images ever make it to the featured spot on Winn Collier’s blog? Will one of yours?

It doesn’t really matter. The point is in the looking, hearts attuned, eyes hopeful.

The light is coming.





  1. Rick

    Thanks for the props 🙂 – and I was looking for something to put some focus and intentionality into Advent for me. This #adventpicaday adventure is forcing me to look from a few new angles, I think – literally and figuratively. 🙂

    • Cathy

      It is rather remarkable how the world around you changes when you simply start to look at it differently, isn’t it? And looking for the light is just…powerful. Thanks for turning me on to this, Rick!

  2. Kat

    I love this picture and this post. It echoes the mindfulness I’ve decided to embrace this Advent season.

    • Cathy

      It is pretty awe-inspiring to look for the light. I can’t wait to see your finds if you post on instagram.


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