As we're continuing the season of Advent and all the preparations for Christmas, I invite you to look ahead with me to next year to the Epiphany Season, which in this diocese we're going to claim as the Gratitude Season.
I will be blogging regularly in Epiphany (as opposed to Advent), and to help us live into this season of gratitude I'm inviting you to join with me in reading a book by Anne Lamott, a well-known author who is a Christian. She's written several novels and several books of non-fiction. Her latest book is called Help Thanks Wow. She's written it and titled it that way because she says the three basic prayers boil down to "Help!" "Thanks!" and "Wow!"
So I invite you to join with me in this sojourn as we journey together into a deeper gratitude for all that God has given us and all of God's blessings. Have a blessed Advent and a wonderful Christmas, and let us look together into the new year, to the season of Epiphany and gratitude.
The season of Epiphany & Gratitude begins on Epiphany Sunday, January 6, and concludes on Shrove Tuesday, February 12, the day before Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent.
Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott is available in hardcover, Kindle and audio editions.