Advent began this past Sunday. I don't know what, if anything, that means to you. Advent may be an important part of your Christmas preparations or you may not observe it at all. I've been everywhere in between.
For the last few years, I've read different Advent books. The short daily readings or creative exercises reminded me of the Christmas story and helped me see it with fresh perspective. Advent is about waiting and if I could sum up the last few years of my life, that word would be it.
In many ways, I'm still waiting. Advent culminates with the birth of our King and then a new kind of waiting began, as he grew up, as he prepared to start his ministry. It was a long wait, especially when you consider the centuries preceding his birth. And yet, people had hope. They believed the Messiah was coming.
Head on over to the Red Couch to read reflections on select poems. I invite you to write a post about a poem from A Widening Light and link it up in our first ever Red Couch linkup. You can also link to posts you've written about our 2015 books. It's hard to believe we've reached our 12th book of 2015! I'm looking forward to what next year holds. Thank you to everyone who has read along with us!