A Book Of HOPE

Advent - Intro.

Dearly Friends,

One spiritual practice I have loved using for many years is
creating my own personal small books of reflections.
You may enjoy making your own during this time of Advent.
The days of November 29 to December 5 focus on HOPE.
During this time, jot down all that comes into your life that
reminds you of HOPE:
words, poems, prayers, stories, images, visions, sacred scriptures that excite and inspire you with a sense of hopefulness.

If you gather together all the things that bring you HOPE and create a little book, you will have this to go back to encourage you in times of difficulty, despair and hopelessness.

You can jot these down on your computer or in a little note pad that you carry with you.


I like to make Word Cards while Iā€™m creating my little books.

I simply use paper or note cards (of any size or color you choose), held together by a metal ring or piece of string. This gives flexibility because it allows you to re-organize the thoughts and pictures, or remove any you decide are not necessary. Later, you can transfer these to a more permanent Book of HOPE. (Like little notebooks purchased from a Dollar Store).


May HOPE be in your heart and mind this day,

Anna Lin


9 thoughts on “A Book Of HOPE

  1. this retired art teacher love loves this idea!! šŸ™‚ —-I use to have the kids, each year, create “an artist’s book” as the big final project—as this is very much like the idea of an Advent book—a wonderful idea and a great way especially for younger children to participate in Advent…with the addition of the making of the familiar Advent wreath…yay for creativity!!

    • Oh, Julie ~ thanks for your sharing. Being an artist, I see that you understand how essential it is for some of us to express our spirituality through the creative process. I’m also making an Advent art journal/ book, with many more creative reflections. šŸ™‚

      • that is really great—that’s how I explained it to the kids—an artist book is one of a kind–like a book yet a one of a kind piece of art—some were very personal and utterly expressive—a very personal reflection—you’ll need to share images as you progress šŸ™‚

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