Advent Word of the Day: WILDERNESS

Today’s Advent Word: WILDERNESS. “We have all had those seasons in our lives when we have felt parched, alone, and aimless in the WILDERNESS, when it hasn’t felt like Christmas at all, when nothing has brought true joy because the ache and hurt of disappointment, unforgiveness, sorrow, regret, or sickness has been so overwhelming. But those seasons don’t last forever. The river flows again. The garden blooms like mad. The joy comes back even stronger – maybe because we no longer take anything for granted; we’re grateful for every little thing and find ourselves able to soak up the blessings again.” #adventword #advent2017 #joshuatree2016