The day after we bowed low in Thanksgiving for the deep gift we have been given.
After the Turkey and pies and steaming cups of coffee.
My farmer; milking, overseeing all that needs to be done.
of choosing to step into gratitude.
of the tree and how funny it looked.
The Season of Advent upon us.
A time to reflect and seek to be fully known.
To know fully the One who came to give all.
Because, don’t we all want to be known?
Don’t we all long to be understood and be heard.
There is One who hears.
Who longs for His people to return to Him.
This day, as the Tree is placed and the lights are hung, may this preparation prepare my heart to enter in.
Into Thanksgiving, into knowing God more fully.
He knows our name.
No matter how much I struggle with resting in a God who knows my name; yet also allowed my heart to shatter into a million pieces, he does know my name.
And He will one day make all things right.
I pray that your heart is surrendered to the King of Kings and that your soul rejoices in the free gift He has given to All.
meals you can create with leftovers
snow softly falling
17 Thanksgivings with my red head
a God who know my name
growth in spite of the pain
the gift of grace
friends who continually help us journey on
a family from California who shared the meal at our farmhouse table
the quiet moments where God reaches down and soothes my aching heart
the hope of today and strength He gives