It is a funny time of year. Since all the talk today is of Hurricane Sandy, I will join the bandwagon with a pun: It is the calm before the storm.
These next few weeks are when life settles into a "normal" rhythm. Summer is over, school is settling in, and there is time for normal. (For us this means normal-crazy but it's the best we can do) It is a beautiful chance to do nothing extra before the storm of the holidays hits.
No matter how hard I work each year to have the holidays be calm and peaceful, they never are. There is always something to do, people to see and of course presents to buy.
So, when I read my friend Greg's post this morning I thought this is the perfect way to begin to prepare for the holidays. Start by being empty.
I want to cultivate empty in my life. I crave empty space, free time and margin to respond to Holy Spirit promptings. I want to come to Thanksgiving empty of myself, empty of worries, empty of expectations but ready to be filled with God and life He wants me to live.
Join me in getting ready, by reading Greg's thoughts here:
Love the Word: Empty