December stands for ANTICIPATION

I love December. Even though it's not snowy cold here, the flip of the calendar and the ushering in of advent has a sparkle all its own. I love that December means (if we weren't before) we've all got our gaze fixed ahead in anticipation for something great... something beautiful and lovely and joyous is going to happen. I just love it.  And maybe that's why my bedroom floor can't seem to stay clean. It might be a stretch, but I'm going to say it's because I am looking ahead to times of joyful gatherings and love-drenched celebrations.

As long as I'm talking about making things and giving them away, I know you've all been anticipating the Honduran Horizon newsletter! So, I have good news - HERE IT IS. You can either view it right here or go to the Honduran Horizon tab at the top of this page to view all the newsletters.

Here are a few other recommendations:

  • Get some free Christmas music from Amazon right here.
  • Check out this little piece from Tim Keller on politics and faith, which I always seem to be tangled up in confusion over.
  • I continue to chew on questions of art/beauty/church/gospel and how they are intertwined - this article about a church in Chicago set off a crazy comment fire (for which I received endless inboxes) and resulted in this follow up article. Both are worthy of a read and if you are really ambitious, look at the comments!
  • In regards to the above discussion on art and faith, Makoto Fujimura is becoming someone I would really love to meet.
  • Just to throw in a twist and show I'm totally young and hip and youtube-savvy, check out this crazy video of a girl after she gets her wisdom teeth pulled... pretty funny - especially the RAP (my favorite part!).[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS3Olh9DnaE]

Well, I just ate some unbelievable green beans and now I'm on to my main course: popcorn. It's a whole grain, you know. It's popcorn, crafts, and filling gift boxes for AFE. Wait... is that my beeping car I hear? Humph. We'll find out in the morning!

let LOVE fly like cRaZy