Time flies! We are already approaching the 2nd Sunday in Advent, and I don't feel like I am any where near prepared for Christmas. All the valleys have not been lifted up; all the mountains have not been made low; there are many roads still under construction in my neighborhood, and in my life, as well.
So here I am, setting the Advent Table, lighting the candles, and listening to John the Baptist, crying in the wilderness, "Prepare the way of the Lord!" Or, if you like, you can listen to the prophet Isaiah, crying out, "In the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord." It's subtle, but there is a difference. I am contemplating the difference.
So, which road are you traveling down this advent weekend? Which roads are under construction and which ones are completed? And, oh, tell us a little about any special traditions your church has for Advent. I'd love to hear them!
I have fair trade coffee (Toffee Caramel today) and Good Earth tea today. I also have some cinnamon scones and blueberry muffins. What do you have? Because it's nearing Christmas, I have some of my mom's lefse and kringla. And would anyone light some eggnog? No calories! I promise.
Hope you will stop by sometime. If we all work together, we'll get those mountains bulldozed, and we'll lift up those valleys, too.