Celebrating the Season of Light

Celebrating the Season of Light

I’m one of those people who gets pretty excited to take down the Christmas decorations because, despite how much I adore them, I love that fresh, clean slate. This year, however, I decided to leave a few bits and bobs up – mostly, the dried oranges, evergreen...
Visualizing My Year

Visualizing My Year

You may have already seen my post about my Rule of Life and how I decided to use this as a framework for 2020 (and beyond!) rather than choosing a resolution or word of the year. I’m still excited about my rule and have been referring back to it regularly. BUT...
Advent and JRR Tolkien | Joy and Peace

Advent and JRR Tolkien | Joy and Peace

We’ve made it through the darkness. We’ve maintained hope that light will emerge, that good will overcome. We’re ready to celebrate. Tolkien’s tale of Middle Earth is like a traditional epic in that it follows a story of good versus evil where...
Advent and JRR Tolkien | Hope and Faith

Advent and JRR Tolkien | Hope and Faith

Last week, I mused over themes of darkness and light in Tolkien’s works, linking them to the prevailing theme of light overcoming darkness that we recognize during Advent. This week, I move to the two themes represented by weeks one and two of the traditional...
Advent and JRR Tolkien | Darkness and Light

Advent and JRR Tolkien | Darkness and Light

Advent is upon us! For those unfamiliar with the liturgical tradition and traditional church year calendar, Advent is more than a calendar counting down the days towards Christmas. Instead, it is a season all its own and one of significance in the Christian faith. In...