Food 4 the Road: An Advent Journey

I am part hobbit.

If you don’t know what a hobbit is, I suggest that you get reading “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien and/or watching the film series onto your Christmas to-do list as soon as possible but, because I don’t want to hold this tiny error of omission against anyone, I will take a moment to explain with images the three ways in which I am quite hobbity:

I have hobbit-like feet. No, not hairy feet. Just – um – a little on the large side for a lady feet. Or so I have been told.
I have a hobbit-like appetite and think it’s appropriate to take a break for ALL these meals. Every day.
I’m on a journey – an expected one in the sense that the season of Advent points the way to Bethlehem at this time every year, but I always get there with unexpected insights and travelling companions.

Food 4 the road offers 24 days of wonderings to sustain us in our wanderings through brief daily reflections which you’ll find at each day or can get straight to your email if you click on the “subscribe button just below.

In addition, Wednesdays will feature some questions for conversation and communion if you would like to organise and enjoy a communal meal with other pilgrims, friends, and family members in this special time of getting ready and entering the mystery of God with us.

In the first week (beginning Sunday, 1 December), we travel with the prophets. So put on your walking shoes (if you don’t have incredibly large and hard hobbity feet), pack a bag with enough munchies and crunchies to keep you going for a while, and let’s journey together.

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” 

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

About Yvonne Ghavalas

A minister in the Uniting Church in Australia, sharer of stories, sandwich enthusiast, seeker, and sometimes fool (archaic), sporadic blogger at

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