Christmas Eve

“In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (First chapter of Luke.) I have experienced a real peace during this Advent season. Although I have been busy, I have not felt an urgency to get things done by a certain time, since the season of Christmas is more than just a day. My annual Christmas letter is not written yet, but I never send it before the first day of Christmas anyway. I have tried to stay with the meaning of Advent—preparation. And most importantly, I have tried to prepare my heart and mind to receive, to have the attitude of asking for nothing and accepting everything with joy and gratitude.

A little song from the HeartSongs singers seems fitting as we Christians celebrate to coming of the Light of the World and our Jewish sisters and brothers celebrate the Festival of Light—“I am sending you light to hold you in love.”

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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