So, it’s a New Year. 2020! The Internet is filled with New Year’s resolutions on how to get there – Ten Steps to a Better, Happier You, Five Way to Lose 5 lbs!, 100 Ways to Be More Creative. We love it when we can map it out – The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, The Eightfold Path, The Ten Commandments, the Four Spiritual Laws. Life is full of maps, guide books, steps, and techniques for living it better, for getting us where we want to go (or at least where we think we ought to be).
As I write, we have approximately 168 hours left, give or take a few minutes, to get Christmas right this year. Really right — you know, the Christmas cards mailed. The tree and lights and all the right ornaments up, the Dickens Villages and the family holiday heirlooms all in their places.
This week, I am recalling some ideas from a blog post a few years ago that speak well to our upcoming Advent series. I hope you enjoy the thoughts and that your week is filled with warm and playful memories, friends and family, and all the tastes and smells that delight this time of year!
Everyone has a story to tell of a moment or place or person that mediated the presence of wonder and grace. This Sunday, November 24, at eleven:eleven, singer/songwriter Elizabeth Wills will join us for our first-ever, Open Mic Story Arc Sunday!