Happy New Year! I always love the start of the year. Even though nothing is different from yesterday to today, it just seems exciting each year to have a fresh start. We open crisp new calendars and things feel fresh again. But before I move into the start of the new I need to finish the old. Last weekend my mother was admitted to the hospital with some health issues so my past week has been spent mainly helping her and taking her to get tests done. I did manage to finish my Advent Rolodex art cards but didn't have time to post them, so today's post will be finishing up that project. In the next few days I'll start to talk about my word for 2016 and the various projects I am doing this year.
The Advent season was busy for me this year. I coordinated the authors for the daily Advent devotions for the His Kingdom Come community, writing four of the devotions myself. That activity immersed me in Advent starting back in late October. I also coordinated weekly Advent devotions, Scripture readings and Advent playlists for our church website. Amazingly, even though I was immersed in Advent for so long, I found that I enjoyed and connected with Advent at a deeper level this year. It can be hard at times when you are on staff at a church, to feel engaged in the worship service and not in "work" mode. But during Advent I found myself fully engaged in the five services. It was a wonderful season!
It's a new year! Enjoy your day. :)