In this wonderful, crazy, hectic season, it is so easy to lose yourself in shopping, baking, creating, gathering and all of the other activities that pick up this time of year. I’ve done it so many times. Before I know it, the holidays are over and I feel like I’ve been running non-stop for a month. So much happens that it can be difficult to prioritize and we end up feeling inadequate. This can be so frustrating in a season that is meant to be filled with peace and joy.
I made a conscious decision this year to put the Lord first, seek His help and guidance, plan ahead, work in small doses and allow myself to savour this special time of year. Surprisingly, it is a week before Christmas and I am feeling relatively stress-free. Sure, there are last minute gifts, kitchen tasks and social outings still on the agenda, but it feels much more manageable than other years.
In a recent blog post, Lysa TerKeurst, shared a chaotic Christmas experience that I could totally identify with. And of course, she brings it back to the real reason for the season. I hope you’ll get as much out of it as I did.