Saturday, December 01, 2007

Uh-oh....more Gratitude

I think I have created a monster. I am not sure I can end my day without blogging! I was getting ready to go to bed, doing the nightly ritual things and it just felt "undone" somehow. There were thoughts floating unsaid in my head, things that felt as if they should somehow have voice. Thoughts about the day, moments of humor, of gratitude (of course), just the random bits of life that have been finding their way here over the last thirty days. My life demanding witness? As Kathryn noted, there was a kind of Ignation flavor of examen to it all that put a lovely cap on the day. And a sense of connection, of community as well to those I knew were stopping by, checking in, commenting or not. I felt a sense of closer connection through the daily posts, a rhythm of gathering. I am so fascinated by this whole community of the blogosphere and it's ability to create wondrous connections. Writing to myself daily in the presence of others as transformative practice...and now not wanting to stop....it's all just very amazing to me tonight for some reason.

I can't help myself....tonight I am grateful that I finished all four of my Advent candle lighting services! They are DONE. As in inserts copied and everything. And there are only four more classes. Four. Yes. And I. Am. Done. Grateful? Oh Yeah! Then I am going to be Adventing. I have decided it is a verb. I am going to Advent actively. Wait actively for the coming of Jesus. Not sure what that means yet....we will all have to just...wait.

4 comments:

mompriest said...

Adventing, as a verb...works for me...and, yeah, a lot of waiting in darkness for what the light will reveal to us...but an active waiting, our perceptions honed

Tandaina said...

Thanks for this Kate. I like the idea of Adventing.

Crimson Rambler said...

One of my little peeps this morning told me "Advent means COUNTING DOWN"...much hilarity! And how is Maggie? Better, I hope.

PK said...

Adventing... releasing our inner torment to our Advocate.