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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Advent - Day 4

Hello Friends,

Shonna Bucaroff did today's Advent devotional on His Kingdom Come. She was talking about waiting in expectation of the 2nd coming of our Lord Jesus and she mentioned the movie "Elf". That got me thinking about the scene in the movie where the department manager announces that Santa is coming to the store.
Can you imagine if we got that excited about Jesus coming? And why not? People jump and scream at sports events or rock concerts. Shouldn't a little excitement in our worship services be normal? I'm just sayin...

Anyway, as some of you know, I made my Advent journal out of used Christmas cards. I have been using those as inspiration for my art, as well as the daily devotionals at His Kingdom Come. The next available 'page' in my journal contained a note of encouragement from a dear friend. It was written at a time when things looked pretty bleak in my life. As I read it today I thought, "You were right, Linda. You were absolutely right. God is always good and I can trust him."
As we have entered into a new, brighter season in our lives, I can see the fruit that has come from my trials and I am able with the Psalmist to say, "Come and see what God has done!"
Almost all of my added pieces were cut from my old Christmas cards. The dove was a stamp that I fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.
I continued the waiting theme on my facing page with a poem I wrote this morning and a bird I punched from another Christmas card.
Here is the poem, in case it is too difficult to read from the photo.


Teresa Arsenault ©2015

Like a bird on a branch
I waited
In the storm, in the ice
Without understanding
I waited
For answers that came
I waited
I waited
For you
And by
And by
You came
And now
And now so elated
I would wait for you again

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Blessing hugs,

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Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful words, your advent work is lovely and meaningful. Hugs, Valerie

Shonna Bucaroff said...

What a wonderful blog post!!! I just love how you are doing your Advent journal and your insight!!

JackieP Neal said...

Beautiful poem Teresa! hugs

DebR said...

This is such a fantastic post Teresa! You poem is so beautiful.

Angela Hoynes said...

Beautiful poem and lovely work xx

Trish said...

Teresa, your pages and poem, everything is so heartfelt and beautiful.

Shawna Rash said...

Love your poem....love your writing...love your art! Love YOU!

Ginny Maxam said...

I really enjoyed reading your post this morning! I wait for His coming to! your card with your friends word is really a treasure and I Love the Poem too. Thank you for this rich post!Thank you for joining in the Word Art Wednesday 212th challenge! Ginny M DT WAW

cecilia gunnarsson said...

So beutiful poem!! Love the beutiful card and its a great design at the card as well
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge!
Hugs CicciTTCRD DT
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Anonymous said...

Wonderful Teresa. Using old Christmas cards is a great poem. And what a great poem.