Advent 1. Happy New Year!
On the way to church this morning, I found myself explaining about Advent and how this is the beginning of the church year. Also about preparations and watching for the return of Christ. I surprise myself these days with the insights and interpretations I’m acquiring.
Oh, but I have so far to go.
We attended Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church today. This is my sister’s parish, and that of her son and daughter-in-law. The five of us filled up a pew. Seated between my brother and sister, then receiving communion with each on one side of me, was such a gift.
From there it was to, where else, Starbucks!
Then on to Agritopia, a local endeavor of community gardens and farm to table dining. Agritopia is an urban farm dedicated to educating people about how their food is produced.
In this part of the country it is still growing season. My nephew’s wife has a garden here. I saw abundance in the form of artichokes, pomegranates, Swiss chard and so much more.
A final Arizona sunset before I travel on to Houston tomorrow.