How Will You Celebrate?

“If, as Herod, we fill our lives with things, and again with things; if we consider ourselves so unimportant that we must fill every moment of our lives with action, when will we have the time to make the long, slow journey across the desert as did the Magi? Or sit and watch the stars as did the shepherds? Or brood over the coming of the child as did Mary? For each of us, there is a desert to travel. A star to discover. And a being within ourselves to bring to life.” Author Unknown

This is how my friend, Monica, begins a recent post on her blog, Everyday Simple Abundance. I highly encourage you to read the rest, then take a moment to be still and reflect on what Advent means. Her words are beautiful, convicting and enlightening.

One response to “How Will You Celebrate?”

  1. Angie,

    I can’t find your email address anywhere tonight, but I was thinking of you on our drive Wednesday and wanted to send this to you. I have a CD of songs that I play when I want to pick myself up, and this is the first song on that CD. The second it came on, I thought, I need to send the lyrics to you.

    How Do I Keep From Singing by Chris Tomlin
    There is an endless song
    Echoes in my soul
    I hear the music ring

    And though the storms may come
    I am holding on
    To the rock I cling

    How can I keep from singing Your praise
    How can I ever say enough
    How amazing is Your love
    How can I keep from shouting Your name
    I know I am loved by the King
    And it makes my heart want to sing

    I will lift my eyes
    In the darkest night
    For I know my Savior lives

    And I will walk with You
    Knowing You’ll see me through
    And sing the songs You give

    I can sing in the troubled times
    Sing when I win
    I can sing when I lose my step
    And fall down again
    I can sing ’cause You pick me up
    Sing ’cause You’re there
    I can sing ’cause You hear me, Lord
    When I call to You in prayer
    I can sing with my last breath
    Sing for I know
    That I’ll sing with the angels
    And the saints around the throne

    Be Strong and Courageous! We’ll be praying for you and your family this week.


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