The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

My morning will not be boisterous with unwrapping, celebration won't come until later. Children are adults and we're laid back and flexible, open and accepting. I'm anticipating the day, anticipating spirited appearances, nuanced moments of Jesus in it. The angels told the shepherds not to be afraid when God's glory illuminated the sky, an announcement … Continue reading The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

God With Us The rain is falling so lightly now. A minute ago, I opened the back door and there was a warm encircling wind. Now, I'm so in love with this moment, this moment beside the Christmas tree, the rain coming down again like yesterday. Different rain than the unceasing one of Thursday. This … Continue reading The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus-An Advent Experience

Found and Found Again Chapter 15 is a collection of parables. One, well known and no more relatable than the others, just more often told. Jesus told the tax collectors and the Pharisees, a captive but cynical audience, three stories about loving lost things, maybe hoping they'd all see themselves, realizing they may be caught … Continue reading The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus-An Advent Experience

The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

The Time of Becoming Advent: arrival, appearance, emergence or occurrence, the arrival of a notable person or thing. What are you waiting for, still? What is the light at the end of the way that you keep pursuing, going towards? Like the shepherds followed a star, is there a possibility you hope to see still? … Continue reading The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience

No Fear Now Yesterday, the birds were gathering outside the window. I saw their shadows and the way they intersected the sun, a flash and dimming of the light coming in. I didn't turn to watch them, I missed their morning dance. Instead, I was intent on the details, I was recording my fear. There … Continue reading The Book of Luke, 24 Days of Jesus – An Advent Experience