There’s one last round of Christmas parties for our family this weekend, then our pace begins to slow down. Our girls go to school all of next week, but there are no athletic team practices, and they have half days Wednesday through Friday because of exams. Yay!!
On to what I found “salute-worthy” this week…
Holley shares Grace for Your Unmerry Moments.
Marci talks about Choosing a Mary Heart in a Martha Season.
Since we’re talking about peace this month, I thought it was appropriate to share Ann’s post on We All Want It: This Is What Finding Some Real Peace Really Means.
Abby lists 3 Life Lessons of 2017 That I Don’t Want to Forget.
In case you need a final boost of Christmas spirit, check out this cool video from The Piano Guys.
And there’s always my favorite version of The 12 Days of Christmas.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Our kids are out of school now – their last day was Friday, and Will had midterm exams for the first time ever last week. He survived, but I’m glad they are over. 😉 Praying for your girls this week!
LOVE those YouTube videos!
“Grace for Your Unmerry Moments” spoke to me so deeply!!! I confess, I’m having a rather unmerry day, and with my parents here visiting, I was feeling even more guilty about it than usual! That reminder of Grace was exactly what I needed.❤️
I think I was also being a little more Martha than Mary this morning, too… 😜
“Anxiety is a function of divided attention. When we divide our attention, we make ourselves anxious.” Yes!!!
“Where we see a checklist, God sees an entire life song.” Love this imagery!!!
Hope today has some merrier moments in it!!! 🙂
Absolutely ended up having some great moments! 🎉❤️ …But I’m feeling bad, because I wasn’t as appreciative to my mom for cooking dinner last night while I took Annelise to cheer. 1 million dumb reasons why: we didn’t really want what she was making; the kitchen had been spotless from the house cleaners and she is a messy cook; we needed to eat right when we got home from cheer, since Annelise had just worked out for 3.5 hours straight, and as usual, nothing was ready for a full hour later; and then after we ate, she said that since she cooked, everyone else will have to clean up the destroyed kitchen = I peeled, chopped, & cooked my roasted sweet potato side for 2 full hours before cheer & I hate cleaning more than anything. I felt like I was being punished, when I didn’t even want her to do this whole big meal. That is my honest heart, as ugly & ungrateful as it is. I need to get over myself and be able to focus on the fact that this is her vacation, and she wanted to cook this meal as much as I would want to go sightseeing on my vacation. Pray for me to get over my silly annoyance and irritation, to stop being so selfish, and have grace for her!
Thank you for being so vulnerable! The feelings you expressed are exactly (but in a different setting) how I’ve felt before, and it all boils down to exactly what you pinpointed – selfishness. It so often gets the victory over me – even when I really want to do the unselfish thing on the outside, my heart is all worked up and frustrated. May God, through His Holy Spirit, give us both victory in this!!!
Amen!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
We have been much too busy this month, and it hasn’t even been with Christmas things. Ugh! I think I’m going to put a note in my calendar for next year: “Cancel EVERYTHING in December!” Then hopefully, I’ll have some time to prepare for Christmas, bake some cookies, things like that!
I enjoyed the post about the three life lessons: something we all need to remember, I think.
I hope your life does slow down for you next week!
Yes – I can’t believe Christmas is almost here – need to plan some baking for Saturday for sure!!