On the last day of the year, I asked myself what it would mean to welcome doubt like a lover, like a wondering soul wanting to be remembered.
I’m so grateful to celebrate my first year of Advent. This is the first year my Christmas tree didn’t go up Thanksgiving night. As a result of celebrating for the first time, Stephanie Nelson connected me with Holly Stallcup of Mended Women. Holly put together a series of video devotionals for Advent, each packed with a reflection. I chose the word HOPE. Here is my video: Mended Advent Day 3: Hope.
I wish you wholeness. I wish you life. I wish you the gift of daybreak where the sun kisses the horizon and never asks for anything in return. I wish you embers that burn tiny holes on your soul to let the light out.
Amena Brown is an author, spoken word poet, speaker and event host. The author of five spoken word albums and two non-fiction books, How to Fix a Broken Record (2017)and Breaking Old Rhythms (2013), Amena performs and speaks at events from coffeehouses to arenas with a mix of poetry, humor, and storytelling. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, reside in Atlanta, Georgia.
If I can overcome this hurdle of vulnerability in my writing, I can’t wait to see what God has in store.
How about you, friend? Where will you take advantage of an open window instead of a closed door?
If you find yourself pegged to the ground with violent words of judgement, know that God fashioned you from nothing. Look toward him, our Maker, our Creator. Character is built when no one is looking. God’s favorite testimony is the one that He seems for Himself as good.