I am reading "The Uncluttered Heart" by Beth Richardson.
Yesterday, the first day of Advent began with this...
God of...darkness and Christmas light...Deepen my longing, heighten my expectation, and make pregnant my hope. I know that within my heart is a Bethlehem: a place where light shines with tender memories. A place where angelic voices sing loud and clear. A place of wonder and awe, delight, and calm...God of...darkness and Christmas light, journey with me during these days so that I may know and prize my Bethlehem moments. Amen.
-Larry James Peacock