Wishing you love, joy, peace, and hope this Christmas.
i don’t want a narrow view of love:
you love me and i’ll love you
— no —
don’t want just my needs, wants, don’t needs, don’t wants.
You give love unconditionally
not caring if i love you back right
or if i slip back into that
blind sight of loving you wrong.
there are countless languages that speak love
and i want to know them all
give them all
i want to fly right over the chasm
freefalls and plummets;
instead you get my imperfect botched love
tainted by pride and selfish fears
while you give me
every day —
of those lost thirty years.
For the rest of Advent and Christmas I will be finishing up my gratitude project for the past year. It was never intended to be anything but for me to document my gratitude and blessings, and help me be intentional about living a joy-filled life for the year. It worked! And if I can encourage anyone else to do something like this, with my December “gratitudes”, then Amen!
What follows are photos from the year with Advent scriptures for reading, studying, or just enjoying. Each photo is captioned with the full scripture — the Advent scriptures from the website handmaden. (Thanks Lauren!) I’m not a photographer, but my IPhone camera has given me much joy this year as well…
I will be updating every day through December instead of writing regular blogposts. Merry Christmas everyone. Peace and blessings to you all.
Plain, Mundane, and Common
Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 2:1-20
Blessings on your House