Holy Creator of Seasons-

Advent’s loving arms filled with hope, peace, joy, and love wait at the end of this week. In these sacred bonus days between the celebration of gratitude and Advent’s commencement, allow your Holy Breath to fill our souls with the reviving energy they need.

Remind us that hope cannot be found, peace cannot be sought, joy cannot be experienced, and love cannot be shared if we do not search for your Divine Balance in our lives. May each of these days leading up to Advent and during the stirring season itself be ones where we can experience the growing light of Christ in our world.


The Rev. Michelle L. Torigian is the Senior Pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, Illinois. Her essay “Always a Pastor, Never the Bride” was in the RevGalBlogPals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She also has chapters in the books Sacred Habits: The Rise of the Creative Clergy and A Child Laughs: Prayers for Justice and Hope. Torigian blogs at http://www.michelletorigian.com.

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