Saturday, November 12, 2011

Preparing to Prepare

I'm not sure why, exactly, but I'm really looking forward to Advent this year. I always look forward to it...but this year my eagerness for this Liturgical Season to arrive feels especially "eager".
This morning, that thought made me laugh; that I'm looking forward to the season of looking forward...I am preparing to prepare; anticipating the anticipation!

Advent is such a beautiful season; as are many in the Liturgical year.

One of my good blogging friends wrote that her goal for this year's Advent season is to "simplify" all ways: decor, activities, music...everything.

That sounds good.
It sounds right.
It sounds like just what I need.

You know the Scripture verse (Psalm 46:10) that says, "Be still and know that I am God"?
Well, all I have to do to feel peace inside is to THINK that verse. Have you ever noticed that?
Just pondering those words brings a quietness and restful joy to the soul.

This is how I see Advent.

A time to be still. A time to wait on the Lord. A time to rest in His quiet presence and look forward to the great celebration of the day of His birth.

Prepare our hearts, oh Lord; that we may right our paths and ready ourselves for Your coming!

For now, I will keep looking forward to looking forward.

Care to join me?


  1. Loved this Judy :) Yes, I'll join you!

  2. Looking forward to looking forward. Yes, indeed. Made me stop and think.

  3. Absolutely!

    And simplifying sounds very good to me!