Today is the first Sunday of Advent... This starts the week where we proclaim our hope. So, all week, these posts will be about hope.

The definition of hope: to cherish a desire with anticipation, to expect with confidence.

Tonight, my sister and brother-in-law and their kids and I brought a Christmas tree over to my parents house and decked the halls. It's amazing what twinkle lights and the smell of evergreen can do to lift our spirits. I'm so thankful that I've had this weekend with my family even if it does involve hospitals and lots of waiting for answers. But we are together and expecting good things and making soup and untangling strings of lights.

James 1:17 - Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.