Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December Hodgepodge

I thought it was a great idea to record a memorable moment each day of December but it never quite got off the ground. I joined #DecemberReflections on Instagram and it's been a challenge to keep up with that.

The weather in northern Maine has been a roller coaster since the first week of November when we were hit with two major snowstorms. Since then we have had a snowstorm per week and rain that followed. As you can see some of the days were cold but I bundled up accordingly.

This is one of my favorite moments this month. A hug from her dad helped a rough day become bearable. Love that I caught this in a photo.

I have been busy making Christmas gifts but won't go into details because someone might be listening :) but its been fun.

This is my favorite photo of the month, taken by my daughter when they were getting their Christmas tree. Lily loves Christmas. Can you tell? Pure joy!

My favorite blogpost this month thus far was also posted by my daughter. Regret is the topic and I really would like to write a response, if I can sit down and actually take the time. Its worth a couple minutes to read over here.

Lastly I loved decorating my Christmas tree this year. Hubby and I went to the lot and he picked it out. I lovingly added each ornament containing sentimental value. I am sitting here with my laptop enjoying its twinkling lights.

So there you have it, a quick look at some of my moments thus far this month.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Month of Moments

Christ comes small, the micro-macro-miracle 
who comes in the whisper and says, Seek Me. 
Ann Voskamp

Slipping out of bed at 5:30 this morning, I could feel the anticipation in my spirit of this day. Advent- Day One. I'd never paid much attention to advent, other than the lighting of candles at church each Sunday leading up to Christmas. I had to look up the word "advent" in the dictionary to understand why I was feeling this way. 

advent- the coming or arrival of something extremely important

Simple definition holding great meaning.

I plugged in my twinkle lights in the dark before dawn and gathered my Bible, journal and Ann Voskamp's book, "The Greatest Gift." It's a book of daily readings for Advent. 

"Advent, it is made of the moments."

That's it! 
The moments. 

A month of moments. 

Moments filled with grace. 

Moments anointed with Presence.

A month of His Glory.

Our lives are made up of moments. we know this yet we rush through them without a breath taken or a thank you breathed.

Will you join me this advent season in noticing? Breathing in, un-rush me, breathing out. See the glimpse of glory?

Use your camera, your pen, your art, your music, your form of noticing and capture the moments with me this month. Note them here or on Instagram with hashtag #monthofmoments.