After a fantastic Thanksgiving Feast we had to burn off some calories... wait until you see the chapel!
And speaking of Thanksgiving: We were blessed with so much wonderful food and friends who brought food, gave thanks, danced, sang, cleaned, and ate we are very blessed... Thank you.
Stir up your power, and come! The psalmist's plea in Psalm 80:2 has become familiar to us in the Advent prayers. Isaiah wants God to rip the heavens open. Both cry out for an apparently distant, angry God to show up, to save, to restore. When we hear Jesus describing the coming of the Son of Man with stars falling from heaven, it can sound dire and horrible, not like anything we would ever hope for. But when we really look at the suffering of people God loves, we can share the hope that God would tear open the heavens and come.