Welcoming all that this year holds and exploring things that have been in my heart for a long time.
A new year dawns with beauty and pain; I’m challenged by learning to hold both with open hands.
The week was filled with hard memories and hard conversations. We wrestled about what love looks like.At the end of it all, I was surrounded by the love of my friends, my loving God, and even the love of strangers.
I am reminded that I see myself most clearly when I notice life in the eyes of the Divine; the Divine dwells happily and authenticly in me.
After a stressful, intense week, I am filled with gratitude for the sustaining love of the Lord, shelter with dear friends, prayers offered for me and my family and my house still standing after a very close fire.
During this second week of Advent, I am holding peace; in my heart, in my mind, and in my home.