A Big Hope to Hold

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'Tis the Season / Cupid's Aim / Spirit Talk

I am holding a big hope. I have caught a glimpse of possibility, my heart has swelled, and there it is: Hope.

We are just about halfway through the season of Advent, a season filled with hope. There is hope for peace, hope for God’s promised kin-dom, and another, special hope. It is a hope passed through the generations. It is the remembered hope for a Messiah. It is the inherited hope for salvation from fear and hate, for a just and mighty ruler, for a Wonderful Child.

That’s a big Hope. Tonight, I understand the hope of Advent. It is heavy and full like an expectant womb. It is thrilling and wondrous. It is terrifying.

The Author

I'm a pastor. I believe in radical love and ridiculous grace. I love to sing and sew, and have a shop on Etsy. I'm trying to make my ecological footprint smaller. I have chickens who provide endless entertainment. Oh, and I'm a formerly single mom by choice, son E (born 6/00, placed 11/23/11, adoption finalized 11/21/14) and now making a life with The Dude and his two kids, Girl-E (12/02) and C (9/04). Baby Bumpy due to arrive around 5/25/15! This blog chronicles my thoughts on faith, family, and the wild adventure we call Life!

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