Advent Reflection – Day 3

He tells the number of the stars, he calls them each by name. ~Psalm 147:4


Did you know that you can name a star in honor of someone you love? Yes, for a small fee, your loved one can be immortalized forever! It sounds like the perfect gift. But God has already named every star that shines in our universe.

This Advent, try taking some long evening walks. Look up and let your eyes scan the stars that twinkle in the darkness. Imagine the dazzling light that shone above the manger in Bethlehem. Stand in awe of the God who names stars.

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Nancy Jo Sullivan

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Nancy Jo Sullivan is an inspirational author and speaker. She has published with Random House, Guideposts, Readers Digest, and the Huffington Post. Her newest book, Small Mercies, was recently released by Loyola Press. In the book, she writes about God’s presence in motherhood, family, and love. Through poignant reflections, she recalls how she found God even in her darkest moments, especially in the months that followed the death of her daughter with Down’s syndrome. She reminds the reader that God is present in “every mess, burden, and blessing.” The mother of two grown daughters, Nancy Jo resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She loves hanging out with her daughters, teaching writing classes to kids with special needs, jogging, making spinach smoothies, and of course, writing about her imperfect life.

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