Monday, December 3, 2012

strength and consolation

Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel’s Strength and Consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.
-C. Wesley

Thankful, for..

- fears and sins released, found rest, our strength and consolation, our hope, our desire, our joy. 
- donning the kettle in Christmas cheer
- pumpkin bread
- craft time with Evan
- a surprise in the mail
- a last minute, but wonderful Miro-inspired lesson
- church advent shopping with Kirsten
- playdates with Ariel and Elsie
- ladies group chats
- reenvisioning with the arts group
- the prayers of friends
- warm drinks, fleece blankets, my heating pod
- The first Sunday of advent at Highrock, festive decor, a row of friends, a new Brian song, Pastor Coleman preaching.
- "guilt taken away and sin atoned for" (Isaiah 6:7) 
- Friend Retreat 2012! (more on that later..) 

1 comment:

  1. That is a GREAT photo. So many funny captions could go along with it. Hopefully we'll be there next year, two little girls in tow :)