The Beginning of Advent

We all know that the higher we go, the smaller everything below appears. On a recent flight, I thought about God’s view of our physical world.  Our seemingly big homes look like tiny Legos.

Once the plane soars above the clouds, earthly treasures are not visible at all. We are such tiny specks in the vastness of the galaxies. Yet, Jesus decided to come down from on high to love on we little people, assuring us that we are anything but “tiny” in His eyes. Focusing on how He sees us is a struggle. At our jobs, we work toward earning trust and respect from our superiors. At home, we tend to give extensively, wondering if the future outcomes will match the current effort.

It takes quiet time with Him to refocus and get centered on the absolute Truth this world tends to dismiss and mock. That’s what Advent will be for me this year: Him and remembering how He sees us.

“O come, O come, Emmanuel…” 

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(Wordless) Wednesday

I took this on December 2nd when normally, the ground and water would be covered in snow. Even now in January, the northeast continues to have a very mild winter…hoping to get a pretty snow to photograph sometime soon!

You’ve Been Christmas Shopping When…

You need the loose change out of the car tray to buy coffee – because you’re out of cash.

You’ve walked the equivalent of two miles in stores and parking lots.Your lower back announces the consequences of carrying those packages while walking the two miles.

After finally getting back in the car, you glance in the rearview to see glitter on your cheeks!