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Year Four, Day 218: Advent

Hello My Friends!

Today is Saturday, 11/30/19. Tomorrow is December 1st. The first day in Advent.

Advent has always been my favorite time of the year. Even before I knew the meaning of Advent! And even when I learned about Advent, it was in the context of the Liturgical year of the Christian church.  My understanding of Advent was centered around the concept of waiting.  The people were waiting in darkness to be saved by Christ, the light of the world.

"The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined."(
Isaiah 9:2; NKJV)
As I come to understand myself more and more, it makes sense that I connected with Advent in this sense. Because I have always craved the darkness. Not dark, in terms of evil, or absence of light. But perhaps since I have always felt more energized at night, or on cloudy, rainy days and drained by hot, sunny days, I feel safer at night.
I have always been an odd duck.  But c…

Year Four, Day 217: Give Thanks and Don't Give Up!

First of all, let me apologize for my extended absence.

But I have a very good reason!

A baby boy was born into our family on Monday, November 4, 2019! Son of my son. My grandson!  Andrew Jose. He is so beautiful!  There is nothing like a newborn baby to heal and restore!

He was born 24 days early, but you wouldn't know it to look at him! He was a healthy 6 lbs, 6 oz and was 19 1/4 inches long!

Being born early and healthy are a blessing in itself. But to put the icing on the cake, this gives my son 24 more days to enjoy his presence until he goes away.

My son's fiance's mother calls it "furthering one's education". And that it shall.

I have had a lot on my plate, my heart and mind lately. I have missed sharing my thoughts with you all, but I've had much to ponder.

I was pondering, praying and literally feeling sorry for myself last week when I almost died.  Twice.

I was waiting for the walk sign at the crosswalk. I was very distracted with my "woe …