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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I can't believe I'm about to enter an Advent Season NOT waiting for a house to sell.

The last 3 seasons, my preparation & anticipation skills were at their peak performance levels (and let's be honest, they still weren't that great). But, I felt like I could really identify with the purpose of Advent, because I was so used to waiting and hoping for this great resolution and blessing to come our way. (The opposite was true for the Easter Season - those were difficult times for me.)

And now, even though we are expecting a baby, I feel like I'm a little out of practice with the whole waiting and wanting thingy. I finally feel like everything is as it should be. I have all I need. I'm not wishing for anything (other than stomach scratches from Jude and the occasional taco).

I don't quite know how to move forward with a spirit of yearning when it doesn't naturally exist within me right now. Will that just come from the grace of God? Is there something practical I can do to "get" me there? Do you have any recommendations or books that might move me along to where I'm supposed to be?

Are these questions too much for you to answer and you'd rather just come back on Sunday to see if I repeated the Shoe Department boots again? Probably.


Lisa said...

Both of my book recommendations are books I have not read. Does that count?

I did read Fr Caster's Little Way of Lent and loved it, and he wrote a Little Way of Advent that I can only assume will be just as spectacular.

I plan on reading Reed of God by Caryll Houselander. Supposed to be a great book about Mary.

There are also these neat little books (that really kick your behind) called In Conversation With God that have fairly short daily meditations for every day of the liturgial year.

I am all about reading. Let me know if you pick something.

I still expect more bootage on Sunday

Lisa said...

oops, meant to share a link: http://www.aquinasandmore.com/catholic-articles/about-the-in-conversation-with-god-series/article/176

now I'm done