I want to start this post with a simple apology. I know I have been pretty absent. Let me say that recovering from cancer treatment takes so much out of you – more than I had thought would be the case. Here we are at the beginning of Advent and I have another chance to get this blog moving again.
This year I am once again participating in Advent Word Each day I will get an email each morning with the word for the day and a small reflection. The idea is that those who participate pray about the word, take photos and post them on Instagram, Twitter (feel free to follow me) and on Facebook. We will all together create a global Advent calendar. It is quite exciting to see what images everyone comes up with.
I am going to do my best to do this everyday – to post my photo and share some thoughts about it with you dear reader.
I live with the dear one in central Alberta. We have less than 8 hours of daylight by the time the winter solstice gets here.Not as short as days further north but short enough. When I thought of the word shine, I thought sunshine! I crave sunshine this time of the year. We have had a particularly gloomy, foggy November, so when the sun shone one day last week I took the above picture. That big beautiful tree is in our backyard and it was just shining with the sun that morning.
I feel like that is what I am called to do. To shine! With God’s love, with God’s call for justice and peace, with renewed health, with grace, with good humour – just shine this Advent. To get ready to welcome in the Christ Child with as much shine as I can. So here’s to a good start to Advent and to shining with God’s love!