The waiting & watching of Advent begins…

NOTE: This blog was posted last year at this time. Mondays are hella tough days for me. After a weekend of chasing stories, I get up at around 2 a.m. on Monday morning to write my stories. They are due by 6:30 a.m.

And now I have added a birding column and that is due by 10:30 a.m., and then I set up appointments for the week’s feature stories. By noon, my day is over and I haven’t the strength left for any more writing.

Enough complaining, on with the story …

While this isn’t the best image of the morning, this is the one that speaks loudest to me and my morning’s struggle with Advent.

A quiet peace, a light that is struggling to push through and reveal the landscape. A foggy unknowing in the distance, and the majesty of the tree, front and center. Is this tree threatening or protective? Assuring or distracting? Does the sky give you a sense of foreboding? Or do you wonder at the glory revealed in light and shadow?

Where are you this Advent? What are you following? Who are you listening to? Have you taken the time to prepare for this season and this new year?

Advent is quickly unfolding. It is quietly pulling us into the darkness of winter. Will you be ready to welcome the light of Epiphany?

“Let us bless the Lord!”

~ by Kimberly Mason on November 30, 2010.

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