While I labor persistently each day on Anatomy of a Schism, my anticipation for completing the work grows. I am equally committed to sharing Advent joy with my daughter.
To help her understand preparation and anticipation when she was much smaller, we began an Advent door tradition. One tiny gift each day. Some of my Minnesota friends celebrated St. Nicholas today, December 6, with small toys or cookies for their children. We stretch it out for all of Advent. Her excitement each morning is worth the effort to fill each little door.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 15:13)