Daily Reflections From My Window

December 4, 2021 Advent Day 4


“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.”

Benjamin Franklin

Isn’t that the truth! Yesterday I wrote about how dark it seems to be lately and talked to a friend who thought the same thing. She said she decided to light her candles early. I have some too but the timers were all off. I’ll need to reset them. Such an obvious solution. Thanks Kathy.

It’s Hanukkah and that’s the Festival of Lights. I can see why it’s so cherished. One tiny lamp of oil that was only enough to light a Menorah for one night lasted for eight all because the Jews refused to worship the Greek gods and would only worship our one God. That’s a miracle. I love how our Advent usually coincides with Hanukkah because it was the Festival Jesus celebrated.

Yesterday I was busy dyeing and knitting. The “factory”, as Jay calls it, was going full blast. Today will be the same.

Tonight we are going to the Festival of the Nativity to see our Piano for Pleasure teacher Laura Williamson play. I’m looking forward to it.

Today I want to introduce you to the donkey who brought a very pregnant Mary and Joseph to our Nativity. My Mom used my sister Janey’s hair to cover it. Why not? She must have needed a trim right then and it was the right color. A little glue and we have a donkey with hair. From this point on, hair will be used and I’m not sure whose hair, but there is hair. Next is our fabric calendar. An Angel makes an appearance. We change the order every year so this may get rearranged.

And the church Calendar. It’s a nice reminder.

It’s another busy day of eating hay and growing fiber for the herd. That hay must keep their bellies so warm.

I hear that H. Wonder Coffee and Records is doing a Scandinavian themed Christmas in the shop. Lots of coffees and treats with that Norwegian twist. Check them out this weekend. Their open from 12-8 today and 9-4 tomorrow.

In the meantime, do something you’ve never done before. Find your passion and explore it. Every single day is a gift. I’m off to tend my passion.

Have a blessed day!