I've been quiet here, busy knitting and beading (and ordering online), and praying (Hail and blessed be the hour...). We are observing Advent (torturing my children by not allowing Christmas decorations, movies, songs yet) and today I am sharing our Advent table blessing, which replaces our standard "Bless us O Lord."
Blessed are You, Lord, God of all creation;
in the darkness and in the light.
Blessed are You
in this food and in this sharing.
Blessed are You as we wait in joyful hope
for the coming of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours, now and forever.
Come, Lord Jesus!