Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's been awhile!

 Boy  has it been awhile since my last post....
I've taken a little break... still working on that balance thing....
I can't believe it's already December ! The leaves are falling in droves around here. I love to watch the changing colors and all the beauty that fall brings....  Seems so quickly we are switching gears and the hustle
and bustle of holiday season begins.....
 We have a huge pine tree and it is dropping these pretty little flowers...
The're like a little wooden rose.....
 So I've been collecting these little pretties.....
 and I found the perfect thing to add them to....
Our advent Wreath......

This season may we
Take time, slow down, be still, be awake to the Divine Mystery that looks so common and so ordinary yet is wondrously present.







 "Advent is the perfect time to clear and prepare the Way. Advent is a winter training camp for those who desire peace. By reflection and prayer, by reading and meditation, we can make our hearts a place where a blessing of peace would desire to abide and where the birth of the Prince of Peace might take place.
                                                                                         Take Time to be Aware  .....       Edward Hays, A Pilgrim’s Almanac, p. 196           

Life is a constant Advent season: we are continually waiting to become, to discover, to complete, to fulfill. Hope, struggle, fear, expectation and fulfillment are all part of our Advent experience.

May this Advent season be a time for bringing hope, transformation and fulfillment into the Advent of our lives."
 Take Time to be Aware .....  CONNECTIONS, 11-28-93

Elizabeth

A neat link for some advent reflections...   http://www.appleseeds.org/Christmas-quotes.htm

5 comments:

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful, Elizabeth. Just beautiful. I want to carry these words in my heart during this Advent season. ♥

xoxo laurie

Martina said...

Love these little winter roses here - so pretty on your wreath! Yes, let's make this Advent really special and take time to explote the inner realms and bring about peace and love!

It's me said...

Hi darling !! nice to hear from you....what a beautiful post !!.....hope .....peace......love ......and joy from me....xxx..

Heaven's Walk said...

Elizabeth - those pine cone roses are sooo cool! I've never seen anything like them! What type of pine tree do you have? Hope that you're having fun getting the rest of your decorations up! :)

xoxo laurie

Gloria said...

Beautiful Christmas thoughts and photos! Your music adds to the beauty...I have this CD...:)

I hope you are finding a happy balance as you go through this blessed and joyous Season as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ!

xoxo...Gloria