Think about what “simplify” means to you. You may have instantly thought about some part of your life that feels overwhelming, some task or responsibility that requires all of your energy just to manage. This invitation is not a call to fix those things that overwhelm you. … Instead, take a moment to ponder one way you can simplify your life.
—Whitney R. Simpson, Fully Human, Fully Divine: An Advent Devotional for the Whole Self (Upper Room Books, 2022)
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Let the Lord give strength to his people!
Let the Lord bless his people with peace!
—Psalm 29:11 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Creator God, thank you for creating my whole self. Help me
to continue to slow down and hope, be mindful and present,
and use my body to draw closer to you on the journey this
Advent. Make me a wise one who seeks you always. Amen.
Prayer by Whitney R. Simpson
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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