Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A Quiet Little Chapel

 This morning one of my friends and I met at the university chapel to begin Advent.  When we decided to do this (weeks ago) I suggested we meet at this tiny chapel, but I really couldn't remember where it was on campus and I was a little nervous about parking.  I shouldn't have worried.  Parking was easy (you can use your credit card in the meter) and walking across the grounds was a cinch.  It's cold today so I bundled up.  When I entered the chapel, I was greeted by toasty air (yay for a heat!) and it was empty.  I sat down and waited for my friend. 
I read from an Advent book about seeking first HIS kingdom and played a song called Be Still.  She read a sweet story about a little boy who played the innkeeper in a Christmas pageant. We cried a little.  We prayed.

 I left the little lamp behind. 

Gladys Taber said, "As long as you have a window, life is exciting."

I had a cup of coffee and some lite peppermint ice cream for lunch.
Now I'll enjoy a nap.

Every day bloggers (we have a new one - our son Brad!)


Farm Girl said...

What a pretty chapel. I am sure you felt refreshed and at peace. What a nice way to start the morning.
I hope you have a lovely nap this morning.

Granny Marigold said...

What a lovely way to celebrate Advent with your friend, and in such a sweet little chapel.

I had not heard that G.T. quote before but doesn't it just sound like something she would have said.

GretchenJoanna said...

That is wonderful!! Often I feel so scattered and have a hard time paying attention at home, but when I get to church I feel that at least I have my body "showing up" in His temple, and that part of me leads the rest of me along... and it's a great beginning of a focused time. Which you certainly had, glory to God!

Janet Cupo said...

So it's your son that has the blog with the great name. I love that name.


Lisa Richards said...

Beautiful little chapel! I wish I could get my kids to blog daily! :) God bless your advent time. :)

happyone said...

What a lovely little chapel.
LOVE the red and white window topper.

Jeanie said...

What a lovely chapel. I need to clear some room in the freezer for some pep-stick ice cream!

M.K. said...

What a sweet chapel. I love that it is so very close to where my son lives now. I wish he would stumble across it! Welcome, Brad! And finally I have discovered who Boyett-Brinkley is :) So nice to meet and hear other dear bloggers out there.

ellen b. said...

Love that chapel. "Where two or more are gathered..."

Wood Fairy said...

Thank you for posting every day. I love your chapel.