Friday, December 16, 2011

hopes and wishes

Christmas Wishes
Despite the extra items to be checked off the to-do list, the extra parties to attend, and the extra cupcakes to bake, this is the time of year when I always seem to find extra time to read. Maybe it's my antidote to the busyness of the season, or maybe I'm just not getting enough sleep, but I've been making my way steadily through the book piles that have collected by my chair, and by my bed, and on the floor, and on my dresser...
One of my favorites has been Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas, a compilation of essays by various authors such as C.S. Lewis, Henri Nouwen, and Madeleine L'Engle, just to name a few. Christie has posted a passage today that I love. I never thought much about the difference between wishing and hoping before, but oh what a beautiful difference it about it here, Advent (Day 20).

{Please join me each day until Christmas at There is a River with my sister, Christie Purifoy, as she shares beautiful thoughts, poetry, and prayers for Advent against a backdrop of the images you will see here. You are also invited to contribute your own photos to the Advent Flickr group. If you are not a photographer, we hope you will still join both of us there to watch as the season quietly unfolds in pictures.}

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