Monday, November 30, 2009

What a Different December I'm About to Have!

What a year 2009 has been. So many changes have occured in my life in the last two years--after the tumult of 2008 I hoped 2009 would be serenely mundane. 'Twas not to be. Perhaps I will reflect on that a bit as New Year's Day approaches.

Meanwhile, those of you who have been visitors here for a while may recall that each Advent/Christmas season for the last several years I have featured an Advent theme and daily, or almost daily posts. Last year at this time I had just had a devotional book printed which took us from Advent till Epiphany, so I posted all of it here at The Owl's Song too.

Not this year. How strange it was yesterday to sit in a lovely sanctuary decorated for the season and to realize that I'd had nothing to do with it! No need to work with the worship team on the often difficult hymns we would use for each week in Advent and for the Christmas services. No need to ponder an Advent theme, or to find readers for the Advent reflections. No planning for my favorite worship time of the year, an annual Christmas Eve candlelight service.

I thought about continuing my blogging practice of a theme for Christmas and a daily post. I don't think I can do that. But I will share a few things as the month goes on--poems, devotions, and some music.

I wish you all the blessings of this season, and I hope you have none of the headaches!

Back soon.


Truth said...

How is Larry? I was thinking of him this morning and prayed for him. I haven't been blogging or reading much of late. Life happens.

Isn't it funny, though, when you take a turn on the journey and find you can barely look back to where you came from. The road looks so very different.

Dorcas (aka SingingOwl) said...

Hi, Truth. Me neither...need to catch up with some people! Larry came through things well, mostly. I haven't spoken to him for a while, and I need to call him and check. Thank you for asking, and for praying, and I'll update soon!

Sally said...

May you also be blessed Singing Owl, and as you journey through this very different advent season, I pray that God will meet you in wonderful and surprising ways.