House Building


I used to pass this house en route to a friend’s place out in the country.  Back then, you could still tell it was a house of sorts. Now, you would miss it if you were not looking for it. Today when I passed it, I thought about how my “house” had fallen into disarray over the past year. Slowly, things sort of fell apart. Demons moved in and I have spent part of the fall, sweeping them out, tidying up and shining the furniture. Distracted by other things, I took my eyes off the One who creates clean hearts and renews spirits. I love being back in my home, where God is a welcome guest and a strong foundation.

What state is your house in these days? Do you need any tidying as we approach Advent?



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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