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Hard Year? Dark Days? Best Advent To Give You Some Light? (and change your life) – Ann Voskamp

Ann Voskamp :


We’re on the cusp of the tradition of Advent — and this changes the conditions of everything: He is coming.

Because when the news grabs the world at the throat, shakes it like a bully…
when the phone rings with that call that reverberates for weeks, when you’re sitting up late at the table after everyone’s fallen asleep… you need to know that there’s a resurrection to roll backimpossible doors.

It can be like the whole world’s whispering: We’re waiting for You, Lord.

And He can promise itComing.

Standing there at the prayer table, it only takes me a minute to simply light a candle that moves directly from the tradition of Giving Thanks to God —- to the tradition of Advent and Wanting and Waiting for More of God.

The house fills with the scent of more and the light dances up the wall and I’m lit: It’s impossible for all the darkness in the world to smother out the light of a single candle in the hand.


My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

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