Hello Friends –
1 Corinthians 3:18-19a “Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.“
It’s been nearly two months since my last post and I’ve missed sharing with you. The season of Advent is quickly approaching and I wanted to share with you the materials I will be using as a guide throughout the season. The first is a pamphlet published by Abingdon Press written by Teer Hardy and called, “Advent A Calendar of Devotions 2019.” The second influence is a book by Heidi Haverkamp, titled “Advent in Narnia – Reflections For The Season.”
The plan is to begin writing on Thursday, November 28th, 2019 (Thanksgiving Day)! I am looking forward to sharing with you and discovering God’s message this season. I was struggling with sharing my thoughts this season due to some self doubts and feeling inadequate to share God’s message in the midst of my doubts. Through some reflections and conversations with trusted friends, I felt the Spirit encouraging me to share myself in the most authentic way possible…in the midst of my doubts. I was trying to make myself “whole” and complete and confident before sharing then I realized I’m was doing precisely the opposite of the message I often share and hear on a regular basis. God is not looking for perfect, He’s looking for you and me!
“God isn’t looking for perfect people. He is looking to perfect people.” – John Hileman
My hope, desire and prayer is that together and individually we grow closer to Jesus through this season of Advent.
“We are what we believe we are” ~C.S.Lewis
*If you are in need of a pamphlet, please notify me and I will send you a copy if possible. The book is difficult to find but can be found on Amazon, Half Priced Books, and Barnes & Noble. *I do apologize for the lateness of getting this information to you.
WJK Westminster John Knox Press