In my thanksgiving for those who plan ahead, who zoom out on “Black Friday” with their lists, I realized that we can do a different kind of shopping. We can shop without the frenzy, without the disappointments of no money or not finding what you are looking for. We can “shop” for spiritual gifts such as grace and peace. We can use our time in contemplation, scripture, devotions, creating song, and the many ways that can create room for the spiritual gifts to dwell in us.
I am choosing this second option and invite you to prayer: