Still thinking about the hymn from last night, and what it means to praise God with everything. Everything is our soul, too. Sometimes, it's easier to praise with our body (as a kid I remember mimicking adults around me in raising my hands or closing my eyes in worship) than our mind or our soul. To praise and magnify from ones soul is to lay all of us at the Lords feet. To give over the parts of us we think belongs to us, only us. Mary's Magnificat gives us an example of how godliness at its heart demonstrates itself as praise and joy. I'm praying that the Lord restores many souls to this state of joy, including my own, over this Advent season (starting tomorrow!). // if you're still looking for something to do for Advent, the #RESTOREAdvent mini cards and coloring cards are still available for download on my Etsy.