And so It Begins…

In the Beginning

Advent, the season leading up to Christmas, is the root of the word “adventure.” It means to finally arrive after a long journey. It is about Christ’s arrival. And ours.

“One of the essential paradoxes of Advent: that while we wait for God, we are with God all along, that while we need to be reassured of God’s arrival, or the arrival of our homecoming, we are already at home. While we wait, we have to trust, to have faith, but it is God’s grace that gives us that faith.” ~Michelle Blake

“For outlandish creatures like us…Bethlehem is not the end of our journey, but only the beginning – not home, but the place through which we must pass if ever we are to reach home at last.” ~Frederick Buechner

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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14 Responses to And so It Begins…

  1. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

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  3. GodGirl says:

    “We are already at home” – I love that!

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  4. cindy knoke says:

    Beautiful. Thank you Mitch.

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  5. I’m sorry Mitch – I’m trying to “like” your posts but the little star just won’t stick – so…great posts and I’m enjoying them.

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  6. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Love the way those paradoxes of Michelle Blake’s inspire fresh wonder! Thank you, Mitch.

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  8. oneta hayes says:

    I didn’t know there was a root connection between advent and adventure. Thanks, I find that interesting. A walk with God is a great adventure.

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  9. mitchteemley says:

    It is indeed, Oneta!

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  10. gpavants says:

    Hi Mitch,

    Have a great start to your Christmas season. I pray it will be a great end of year for you.

    In Christ,


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