December 7, 2017
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“Seek the Lord while he may be found,
call him while he is near.”         Is 55:6

This Advent I seek a deep awareness of the nearness of the Lord.

I want to notice his presence when I sit to pray.

I want to see his eyes in the eyes of those around me – certainly in my family members and friends, but also in the strangers, and in the little children I encounter at Target, Starbucks, or the grocery store.

I want to hear his voice coming out of my mouth and the mouths of others when we sing and worship.

I want to feel his hands in those of the ministers that offer me Holy Communion, and to taste his body and blood in the bread and wine.

I call to you, Lord!  In your nearness, help me to be a seeker.

Alleluia, Alleluia!

(c) 2017 Elaine Weber

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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