"In what ways have other people overflowed God's grace into your life." Ann Voskamp
It is the fifth day of advent, the first Friday in December, and for me it means gathering with a small group of dear friends. We arrive early and work together to prepare lunch. It never varies from one year to the next - a symmetry we have come to cherish.
I came needy this year - for the sure love and encouragement that comes from hearts that have been knit together over time and shared experiences. They encircled me. I felt the warmth of their touch and the words of their prayers fell like grace into my life.