Advent 4: Love

Seek and Ye Shall Find

Love
surrounds
the Christ child.
Shepherds draw near.
Angels adore him.
Wisemen arrive with gifts.
His birth is a miracle.
We watch thousands of years later
for angels. Lo, Christ is among us.
Seek where love is, for there ye shall find him.

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Advent 3: Joy

Keeping Watch

With care and trepidation, the shepherds
are watching their flocks under the stars,
when an angel proclaims to them
there will be a holy birth.
Imagine you are there
when the baby comes.
Fear becomes awe.
Your heart fills
with great
joy.

Joy
is found
in waiting.
Observing those
standing in our midst
for signs of His coming.
Tending the fires of our faith.
Being the shepherds to lost souls.
Staying alert to hear the angels
proclaim the advent of Christ among us.

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Advent 2: Peace

Dona Nobis Pacem

In peace
we watch and wait
for the baby Jesus
born under the Bethlehem star.
In complete silence, the world holds it breath.
Behold there are tidings of joy
for Christ will come again.
We watch and wait
for peace.

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Advent 1: Hope

A Light in the Darkness

Hope
finds me
in darkness,
shining its light,
illuminating
pathways through challenges
I face along my journey.
Hark! There’s mystery in the air!
Angels proclaim Christ will come again.
With anticipation, I wait and watch.

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Resilience by Faith

Seek
balance.
It takes strength
to sway and find
the center again.
Formed by God’s gentle hands,
our hearts and minds are opened
to life in its fullest moments,
bound together by love and not hate.
Shaped by our faith, we can bend and not break.

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Stirring the Pot

As
I walk
with Jesus
this holy week,
there is brokenness
around me on all sides.
The world seems out of balance.
I feel at loss for what to do.
Stir in me the compassion to bind
the wounds of those who cannot feel your love.

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Let There Be Light

Light
shines through
the cracks of
my brokenness,
illuminating
my soul, my life, my all.
My spirit is renewed by
love so amazing, so divine.
Though the journey is fraught with danger
I fear not, for my times are in God’s hands.

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The Age of Uncertainty: A Cloud of Unknowing

The
sanguine
truth about
uncertainty
is we cannot know
what is about to be.
The future holds the answers.
When we look back, we see clearly
what was in a cloud of unknowing…
what is and what was, but not what will be.

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The Age of Uncertainty: Moving Forward

Move
closer.
Open it.
Walk through the door
of uncertainty,
boldly with intention.
The window offers only
a glance of the present moment.
The world cannot stand still forever.
Open the door to God’s kingdom on earth.

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The Age of Uncertainty: Calming the Storm

In
times of
confusion,
the mind is like
a rushing river.
Focus with awareness,
guiding thoughts to something kind.
Hear the voice of God in the wind,
letting energy flow unhindered
into the joy of an uplifted heart.

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