Advent and Hope

So Sunday evening at EVOLVE service, Advent was addressed. Advent is about hope and hope has two meanings. Hope is wanting things to be better and wanting things not to change. For me, Advent is about both. This year of 2017 has been bittersweet. I treasure courage and dignity, and both have been tested this year.

It is my hope that I can use the lessons learned to take what I treasure and embrace what God has given me. I know it is early and the year is not yet over but I believe I will give thanks now. First I am thankful for my trials as without them I would not have the lessons I have learned. Second I am thankful for my successes as I have tasted its sweetness and know both go hand-in-hand. I am also thankful for those on the journeys and know I love you all. <3 <3 <3