{merry Advent}

New year resolutions are generally made at the end of December/beginning of January.  I’m not sure why, but this year a bunch of {resolution} type thoughts hit me right after Thanksgiving.

It strikes me as odd I have come to think of the precursor to Easter season as important.  We have a name for it, Lent, and many of us give up something or make allowances during it.  Yet, what we’ve named the {holiday season} rolls around, and I don’t change my lifestyle for the better.  On the contrary, I often stress out when faced with gifts to purchase, goodies to bake, and the general rush-about the holidays bring.

Lest you think I’m being a bah humbug……..I’m really not.  I’m simply coming to realize this season, the supposedly happiest time of the year, has a name:


There’s a formula to follow if one desires.  There are significant scripture verses to study.  There are definitely ideas to ponder.  And I’m hoping this year to make it important like I did Lent in February, March and April.  

I came across this prayer the other day:

Lord, just as your love knows no bounds and finds endless ways to reveal itself, so help us to express a gratitude too deep for words. Help us to learn to reveal our thanksgiving in the countless ways there are to love others, to provide for those in need, to serve where service is rare. Amen.

As I navigate between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I want to make this my daily prayer.   I want to meditate on these words.  I especially want to:

serve where service is rare.

Where is service rare?  Probably not too far away from where I’m at.  I’ll let you know when I find it.

One thought on “{merry Advent}

  1. Saving this prayer in place where I see it daily! Thanks for the reminder to be in a constant state of gratitude-which in turn, makes it only natural to serve where service is rare! 🙂 xoxo

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