Monday, December 17, 2012

1,000 Gifts

"And on a whirling world, in the middle of the blur, you just hold a pause —at the end of one smeared moment —and before the next, holding the moments right to their very end with the full length of all your attention, these lingering, weighted pauses, heavy with the full weight of His glory, pauses wedging holy white space between letters, notes, minutes, lest you miss the meaning and sense and joy in everything. The practice of the pauses to give repeating thanks to God, this practice of practical divinity, that slows all these spinning days into one unexpected song."

1021. Braving the snowstorm to go cut down our Christmas tree
1022. Advent
1023. An email from Ann Voskamp
1024. Listening to Ella recite Psalm 139
1025. Spending an evening with the Johannsen Kiddos
1026. A midnight showing of The Hobbit with Dan
1028. A friend's images from India...the big brown eyes of the people made me think of Mexico
1029. Watching Marie's graduation
1030. {Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, hail the incarnate Deity. Pleased as men with men to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel}
1030. Watching Ella and Whitney's excitement over their gingerbread house
1031. Two little girls sleeping on my bedroom floor
1032. The glow of the Christmas tree in the corner of the room
1033. Dinner a "Red Peppers" and a trolley ride

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