This year I want to rest and that will look like I’m getting it all wrong – and that’s fine by me.
In reality, no one needs a Christmas tree, decorations, lights, presents, and eggnog. In fact, we would do well to scale down on our “need” for these things and remember why the 25th of December is even highlighted on the calendar: to celebrate the beginning of a shift in history, the birth of Christ. History shifted for me personally when the Christmas story became my story –and my life changed.
My husband is a preacher and he’s never afraid to address tough issues. One of my favorite quotes of his is, “No matter how bad you have it, there’s always someone who is worse off than you are.”
Psalm 119:2 LB “Happy are all who search for God and always do His will.”
What difference does it make to help only a few instead of thousands?
Today I went to the bank.
I have come to find that the giving up becomes increasingly poingnant as time goes by because the longer I live, the more I’ve missed in the lives of those I left behind.
The pots were too small today, but we can fix that.
Those things frustrating you, those unfair, unrighteous, unholy, difficult things that anger you – let them go.
So what is it that keeps me going when giving up sorely tempts me to walk away? I can answer this question with a question: What is there to go back to?