Once again we had a beautiful day for an Advent hike today. We hiked the Dorothy Stewart Trail which is actually in Santa Fe itself and a bit of a hidden treasure. It was a glorious early winter day as you can see from the photo above, such a strikingly blue New Mexico sky.
We will continue to hike through the winter months, weather permitting, so plan to join us on the first Sunday of each month.
Also, it seems that there is plenty of interest in two things we've been talking about recently. The first is beginning a "Green" Bible study using a new edition of the NRSV Bible called The Green Bible which is published by HarperOne. We will likely begin meeting in January so stay tuned for more details. The second is a snowshoe hike sometime this winter. This hike would be in addition to our regular first Sunday of the month and I think will likely be in February or possibly March, again stay tuned for more details.
Finally, as we move through the remaining days of Advent my prayer is that each of us will be "awake" to the Holy in our lives in all of the many ways that it is present to us each day. May you and yours have a blessed holiday season!
P.S. one of the things I mentioned today was a new, to me, organization called Advent Conspiracy which has been getting some good press in online Church circles this season. Advent Conspiracy seeks to recenter our consumerist attention in four ways: Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More and Love All.