December 16, 2012
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donnie advent 2Luke 1:18-25

And Gabriel said.

you are to be a Dad.

And Zachariah said,

who me?

And Gabriel said,

yes, you.

And Zachariah said,

but I’m old

Elizabeth is old, too

you must be crazy.

And Gabriel said,

the Lord sent me with

this announcement but you

are having none of it,

And Zachariah tried to

answer but was unable

And Gabriel said,

God expected you to listen

so now you can listen but not speak.

And Zachariah had to go

about his work with no words.

And Gabriel said,

you’ll be okay

go to Elizabeth

And Zachariah went to Elizabeth

who indeed got pregnant,

And Zachariah wished he

he could say,

as the Lord wills.

All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace,

Donnie Hawley

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About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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