2nd Sunday of Advent

Today was the Second Sunday of Advent.  Today the candle of Peace was lit.  But Peace was something I had to make the effort to find.

I barely slept last night, which is very rare for me, I usually sleep well.  So we missed church.  I couldn’t gather the gumption to deliver and collect the right children in time to make it to the service.  And I did feel bad.  But instead I lounged around in my pyjamas, drank coffee and took the day.

The irony of today’s candle being the candle of Peace wasn’t lost on me.  Blame the tiredness, the stress of the season and workload, whatever, but today I wasn’t at my finest.  I had real conversation, prayed and tackled a few, easy, mindless things on my list.  I had a variety of girls through the doors today and we crafted, decorated the tree and had hot chocolate together with loads of candy canes and marshmallows and laughed a lot.  That was what my heart needed today.

This afternoon, I laid down and even though I didn’t sleep, I got up feeling much better and more prepared for the week ahead.  { I’m not a good napper, I wake up way crankier than when I went to sleep, just ask my family }  I feel much more peaceful now.  I may not have seen the candles lit, but I made sure I sought Peace out today.  And thankfully, I found what I needed.

It is my hope for you that you find that same Peace.

To be continued,


PS You can read about the First Sunday of Advent HERE

  • Ralph Daling - December 11, 2017 - 9:13 am

    We missed you and the girls. Peace from dad.ReplyCancel

    • lori@farmfreshstyle.ca - December 11, 2017 - 9:32 am

      Thanks Dad! xoReplyCancel