This Advent I’ve been following the #adventword practice from the Anglican Communion http://adventword.org/ with daily photos and words shared on instagram https://www.instagram.com/revhillers/

It developed into a daily haiku. Here are the pictures and words.

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#wakeup

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Musical angels make the most of their gifts. #bathabbey #proclaim

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First Christingles of this year ready to give away. #adventword #give

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Forgive. Sit down side by side in winter sunshine. Then turn face to face. #adventword #haiku #forgive

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See. There is a crack. See. There is a crack. See. There is a crack. The door will open. You’ll be surprised by welcome. #repent #adventword #haiku

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Pay attention to that which feeds the soul. It may not all be sparkly. #worship #adventword #haiku

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Longing to find more time the season offers the gift of this moment. #believe #adventword #haiku

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Take care, I always say, needing still to learn how to risk being loved. #care #adventword #haiku

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Be ready to be surprised by life, open to gift of company. #be #adventword #haiku

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The light in this place always surprises. Patterns appear from nowhere. #surprise #adventword #haiku

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Why is the world so beautiful? Why not, asks the blushing evening sky. #ask #adventword #haiku

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Go, go, go! Leap over the barriers and take on life in its fullness.#dare #adventword #haiku

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Into the embrace of darkness a window of light holds out a hand. #shine #adventword #haiku

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Wait. Into this dark season colour will come. There will be blossoming. #wait #adventword #haiku

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Never fail to find joy in the ordinary. Oh star of wonder! #wonder #adventword #haiku

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Make room to accept tiredness as today’s gift. Time to take time out. #accept #adventword #haiku

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Listen. The children know how to tell the story so that we can hear. #listen #adventword #schoolnativity #haiku

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Come. Sit. The story will begin again soon. This time is just for you. #invite #adventword #haiku

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Lean into the light. Let longing flower, opening up this moment. #desire #adventword #haiku

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Prepare to go in a different direction. Take a road less travelled? #prepare #adventword #haiku

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The journey is long. Will it come to an end? May rest and refuge come. #hope #adventword #haiku

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Find another view. What can be seen from this place? Take a good long look. #look #adventword #haiku

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Experience the full picture of Advent – room for colour and space. #experience #adventword #haiku

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Light, symbol, colour. Each prayerful step has its own way of revealing. #pray #adventword #haiku

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Light comes in and out of this place, built of wood, stone, breath, prayers, tears and joy. #reflect #adventword #haiku

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Receive the gift of this precious night, lit by the full moon, and rejoice. #receive #adventword #haiku

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Hush! The child sleeps, dreaming of dazz’ling starlit skies, enfolded in love. #dazzle #adventword #haiku

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