Hello everyone, my name’s Wess and I too am just joining TML. I am also a PhD student at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena and am a Quaker who currently attends a Mennonite church (and am the blogger behind “gathering in light”). Advent always brings birth and expectation to the forefront of our minds (or it should!), and this advent season is even more expectant for me (and my wife) as our first child (a baby girl) is due on Christmas day! So as we excitedly prepare for these advents, I want to also prayerfully prepare for them as well, and hopefully in the process we will remain open to the still small voice of God that seems to so often speak to us in the smallest and most fragile of things. Because I continue to struggle at catching these glimpses of God at work it was this ‘practice of attention’ that jumped out to me as one way to help work this out. I look forward to seeing how God speaks into yours and my world this advent season.