December 3, 2017
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Be on guard! Be alert!

– Mark 13:33

At the beginning of Advent, we are often warned not to get distracted by consumerism and busyness. There is a real danger of making the holy season a frenzy of activity.  But we can retain the true spirit” of the Season if we are alert to our interior preparations and attitudes. We can make our Advent holy in many simple ways without giving up our favorite things – whether that is decorating, shopping, gift wrapping, baking, or hosting a party. With careful intention, these activities can be reflections of the love and generosity of Jesus.  We can resolve to look for God’s presence in the here and now, to see Christ in the blessings we have and in the faces of those who have too little. Whatever we do, let us do it with great love!

(c) 2017  Eunice Cheshire
Spiritual Director &
HeartPaths Core Faculty

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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