Watching for the Light of Advent

I’d like to make you a promise.  If you watch for the Light of Advent, it will come to you in unexpected and beautiful ways. It’s a practice I started three years ago at the prompting of the rather fabulous Winn Collier, a pastor whose writings fill my...

30 Days of Joy

What better way to launch this Season of Happy than with one of my great joys: Winn Collier’s #adventpicaday. Last year we looked for the light, and this search brought unexpected grace to every corner of my life. This year’s theme is the search for hope....

Day 25: Looking for Light—The Photos of Advent

In late November, a random click on a passing tweet lead to an unfamiliar blog and a beautiful thought: What if I spent Advent quite literally looking for the light? Would my heart lean forward, as Winn Collier suggested? It has been a remarkable journey filled with...

Day 14: In Which I Beg Your Forgiveness

Let me warn you right up front this is yet another post that centers around an #adventpicaday photo. But before you click away to find something more unexpected—say, a talking dog video on youtube—do let me explain I haven’t posted for two days, just seeing if I...

Day 12: And God Said: Watch This.

Through the tiny slits that were my eyes when I first awoke this morning, I saw a marvelous orange forming in the sky just outside our bedroom window. I jumped from the bed, threw on the first pair of shoes I could find, and ran to the back yard—too excited to even...

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