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On this Advent Wednesday,
after a couple of days being yakky sick,
I sit in the warmth of my office,
the minister of music is practicing something in the other end of the building,
and the caramel tones of piano are wafting faintly through my door.
I hear the voices of the treasurer, the administrator, a congregant chatting about something even closer to me,
and I am content to listen to their voices, not really hearing what they are saying.
The side door opens, and someone is shuffling down the hall.
The 30 year old Christmas Cactus that has lived in the Senior Pastor’s office for that many years is a miracle (to me) all abloom.
Lynx, the neighborhood and also church cat is staring at me from outside my window, hoping for a snack and a roam
through the office, library, parish hall and sanctuary.
There is so much I should be doing right now,
and yet, I am caught in this moment
Of day to day ordinary holy.
You are So Here.

Rev. Karla Miller is the pastor of First Congregational Church UCC of Hendersonville, NC. Advent is her favorite season of the church calendar.  Also, since Lynx got fed three times yesterday and actually has a home, she is resisting feeding him for a few hours.

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