Advent: …and so it begins

And so it begins…today is the first Sunday of Advent (whether we’re ready or not.)

Advent is a time of preparation and joyful anticipation, of waiting and doing (while we work on that patience thing waiting.)

Advent is a journey of wonder and faith as we travel with Mary from Nazareth to the manger, risking all yet trusting God.

A journey toward new beginnings.

“Fear not, for I am with you. BE not afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10)

β€œAlways remember this: life is a journey. It is a path, a journey to meet Jesus. At the end, and forever. It is to continually encounter Jesus.”Β  Pope Francis

And so our Advent journey begins, as we must each day begin, again and again, walking the path of faith with Jesus.

grace, peace & (Advent-ish) beginnings

Virginia : )

p.s. Virginia is once again plotting (& hoping) to do her post-a-day Advent gig. Realizing many friends and readers are of different faiths (& that it’s also an extremely busy time of the year) I hope that a quickie quote, photo, or Christmas meandering might spread a bit of joy and understanding around. Advent blessings to all!

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10 Responses to Advent: …and so it begins

  1. Cindy Kranich says:

    Thanks for this wonderful start to Advent πŸ™ πŸ•―βœ¨

  2. Debbie says:

    Happy Advent, Virginia! In all the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations, cooking, decorating, etc., may we all spend some quiet time preparing our hearts for His Coming!

    • Virginia says:

      Amen, Debbie – here’s to finding quiet Advent time (& time for you to finish your next book!) Blessings & Advent hugs! πŸŒ·πŸ•―πŸ€—πŸ•―πŸŒ·

  3. Carol-Jo says:

    Yeah..looking forward to your messages

  4. Your reminder of the wonder of this time of the year.. ‘advent’ is very timely… to focus on the coming birth of a messiah…. Diane

    • Virginia says:

      Getting dark so much earlier @ this time of year, the Christmas lights shine all the brighter – as the light of Christ in our hearts, too (however broken & cracked we might be, more room for His light to shine through!) Much love, Diane! πŸ•―πŸ’œπŸ•―πŸ€—πŸ•―πŸŒ·

  5. My Carmel says:

    Wishing you a very blessed Advent Season dear Virginia! ❀

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