We spent the week of Thanksgiving making memories, eating well and hanging out with family in California. Before we left for the holiday, I gathered my December creative practices into one volume, plus all the other ephemera and found items I’ve been collecting. My cozy journal is waiting for me to create vignettes, follow online challenges at my leisure and to blog or record its journey whichever way I choose.
As I prepared, I felt pressure and stress. Then slowly as the pieces came together, I paused and asked myself a searching question: “Why December Daily?” My first answer was “I don’t know.” Then I thought maybe because it’s fun and a way to connect with other creators online. Finally a small, quiet voice whispered to my soul, “because it’s an invitation.” Oh…yes! And so I invited myself to take it easy, have fun and gather and meander and enjoy December in ways that bring me (and possibly others, as I share) the joy, hope and peace of the season all wrapped up in the beautiful comfort of grace and rest.
What invitation do you sense this season?
“ Comfort, yes, comfort My people!”Isaiah 40:1 NKJV