ReThinking Advent, Day 4: Time

I’ve been thinking a lot about the passage of time this year.  When you lose somebody suddenly, who is so young, you can’t help but have regrets.  You look back on missed opportunities to spend time together.  You wonder if you said all the things you should have to make sure that person knew how much you meant to them.  You just wonder.

We’ve also been converting old home movies to digital files and as I’ve watched some of the footage, I wonder if I savored every moment as much as I should have.  I cringed watching one Christmas morning where my 2 year old son was being adorable and I was not really paying attention.

A couple of years ago, I found this little card in a book that belonged to my grandfather.  What an amazing message to hold on to.


So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 90:12

ReThinking Advent – Day 3: Peace

I’m amending this post because it’s appropriate to do so.  Anything I could say about this man would be a profound understatement.  So, I’ll just say that my prayer is that I could impact ONE other person’s life the way that this man has impacted the world.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Mandela

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,  eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:1-3

Advent Photo-a-Day

I haven’t written since my Lenten Photo-a-Day project. Sadly, I didn’t even finish it. I seemed to lose my voice after my friend suddenly passed away in March. There were a couple of times that I tried to write again, but it all seemed so trivial. Nothing seemed worthy of “moving on”, so to speak. Then, I got an email that ReThink Church was having another photo-a-day project and I though that this might be the time. I think Kevin would think so anyway.

The purpose of this project is to enter this season of Advent with intention and awareness — to watch and wait for that wonderful something God is sending our way not just at Christmas, but every single day.

Today’s word is “Go”.

Mt. Adams, Washington State

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
It shall come to pass in the latter days
that the mountain of the house of the LORD
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be lifted up above the hills;
and all the nations shall flow to it,
and many peoples shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go the law,
and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
(Isaiah 2:1-3 ESV)

Click here if you are interested in learning more about the Advent Photo-A-Day project.