Category: Advent

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Letters to the Lord: Sweet Celebrations and Silent Loud Lament

Dear Lord, In the aftermath of Christmas celebrations, please tender my heart to the cradle and the cross. So often in this year I have sensed a deep longing in my soul, a loud yet silent lament for all that is not right. So often I have felt stymied and stagnant, incapable of doing the next thing or even knowing what that next thing … Read More Letters to the Lord: Sweet Celebrations and Silent Loud Lament

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Letters to the Lord: The Messiah’s Invitation

For the past several years I have been greatly blessed by The Advent Project, part of Biola University’s Center for Christianity and the Arts. The following is a devotional from December 15, 2020 which greatly encouraged me, and I pray it will be sweet for your soul, too. I have scattered photos above and throughout the post of my beloved French santons, carrying their … Read More Letters to the Lord: The Messiah’s Invitation

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Letters to the Lord: How Will Christmas Come?

The tree is decorated, looking perfectly gorgeous with our imperfect and oh-so-special ornaments. The needlepoint stockings, those blessedly brought back by the angel of lost things, adorn the hearth, and this year I have added a green garland, little white lights, candles, and shiny balls there too. This feels festive and sweet and happy. Mamaw’s straw angels sit beside the fireplace on one side, … Read More Letters to the Lord: How Will Christmas Come?

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Letters to the Lord: Introducing Artist Meghan Lacey

Ten years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Meghan Lacey at a luncheon held in her honor at the Swan Coach House in Atlanta. Since then, Meghan and her mother Lyn have become dear friends. One special pleasure for me has been to watch Meghan’s developing talent as an artist. Years ago she gave me a lovely painting of the real Swan House … Read More Letters to the Lord: Introducing Artist Meghan Lacey