top of page

December 14, 2021

Dear friends,

I’ve told y’all about my dog, Bailey, before. Bailey is my dog that wants to be around me all of the time. In this past week, we’ve had a lot of workers in the house due to some unforeseen circumstances, so Bailey has had to stay outside. Of course, he and our other dog Lucy have plenty to do, food, and water. But Bailey still follows me around. No matter which room I’m occupying in the house, Bailey is there at the window. Banging on the sliding glass door, barking to gently remind me that he is still there, and he is still separated from me, which is not okay with him.

In our scriptures during Advent, we’ve talked a lot about the theme of coming “home.” We, of course, realize that home is not a safe space for a lot of people, but the theme holds up I think particularly as we are able to come “home” into the sanctuary once again for the Advent season. And Bailey’s home is wherever I am.

St. Augustine has a great quote in his confessions where he said, “my heart is restless until it rests in You.” I understand this restlessness. It is the restlessness of things not happening fast enough. It is the restlessness of things being out of our control. It is the restlessness that we are not where we want to be. So, as we are calling one another home this Christmas, or we are calling home, let's pay attention to our restlessness. Where are we restless, and why?

How can we rest at home with our Savior? In a season of stress, where are our hearts longing to rest in God?



28 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

October 17, 2023

Dear friends, I just recently learned the term, “The Sunday Scaries.” It is the feeling of dread at the start of a long work week. I understand how this can happen, as my own family runs around like c

October 3, 2023

Dear friends, A few weeks ago, I got the pleasant news that I will once again carve pumpkins for the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. This is such a weird skill of mine, and it gives me so much joy. I have

September 26, 2023

Dear friends, One time early in my ministry a member of my church asked me to come to “career day” at the elementary school where she worked. It was set up kind of like a science fair, so we didn’t ha


bottom of page