An Advent daybook for these 24 days of prayerful expectation. Join me, won't you?
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Look: Reconciliation Stained Glass Window in St. John’s Church, Tralee, Ireland, Thomas Denny
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“Prayer and poetry are the closest of kin. In poetry we say it; in prayer we become what we say.” - Eugene Peterson
On Saturdays through Advent, we’ll practice speaking the realities and mysteries of our world in the words of poets. Read the poem below slowly and out loud, if possible. Don’t worry about getting every nuance; notice the image or phrase that most captures your attention and allow those words to form into prayerful thoughts.
Fill your house with natural fragrance today.
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.” (2 Thess. 3:16)
There’s something peaceful and satisfying about enjoying the aroma of fragrance at its source. If you’re not baking or cooking something aromatic today, try simmering fruits and spices on the stovetop. Here's my favorite DIY potpourri for Advent: Holiday Stove Top Potpourri Mix
(See all Advent Daybook posts from 2017 here.)