Friday, December 14, 2018

Star

 I ordered a star like the one I have seen on UK/Scandinavian vlogs.  I love it!  
 Here are a few bites of festive chocolate for you.  YUMMY, right?

My friend Jody (Gumbo Lily) reminded me about Ann Voskamp's Advent book titled The Greatest Gift.  I have it, so I revisited it this morning.  It's really special.  Thanks, Jody.
As I prepare to go enjoy Advent with my friend at the chapel, I think I'll plan on  reading an excerpt to her.  
I have been trying a little too hard to make Advent unique and special and that has resulted in feeling a little fake and forced about it all.  I needed to be brought back to Jesus.  Ann Voskamp is so good at facilitating that.

December is close to halfway over.  My Santa "work shop" aka my office is full of presents to wrap.  I'm behind.
The rest of my day is busy so I'm posting earlier.  Thank you for your kind attention.

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18 comments:

elizabeth said...

it's all in balance and coming back in balance!!! God bless you!!! I know all about feeling behind but it will all get done!!! a big HUG!

ellen b. said...

A morning in the chapel sounds perfect. Love the star!

GretchenJoanna said...

I like what Elizabeth says: "...coming back in balance." I must keep that vision before me, too!

Every day is unique, and Christ is with us in each day as never before in our lives. You, Pom Pom, are one of the ways He is with me. Rest and peace to you, Dear!

Gumbo Lily said...

I appreciate the Greatest Gift so much. I'm glad you do too. The world and its troubles needs Jesus -- the non-flashy Jesus -- born in a smelly barn. God, come down in earth clothes for me and you.
I love your star! Does it have a light inside?

M.K. said...

I know what you mean about trying too hard. May you keep that quiet stillness and slowness through Advent.

Bradley W. Maston said...

It is so lovely! Yes! Christmas is a time to think about Jesus. Thank you for the wonderful reminder, Mama. I love you!

Betty said...

I like those stars too - your home is delightful and your daily goings on are so family focused and inspiring. I don't think I have read the book, might look for it at the library.

Julia said...

You may have tried too hard Pompom but at least you tried... Thanks for the reminder.

A friend bought me a little book of Advent reflections and prayers at our church and I've been reading a page every night before going to bed but I haven't blogged about advent. It's so easy to forget what Advent is all about in our busyness of gift buying and festivity preparations.
Hugs, Julia

Julia said...

By the way, I love the star that points the place where Jesus will be found.
Julia

Jeanie said...

Don't you love a bowl of cheerful m&ms? Easiest decor trick ever!

Jeanie said...

Don't you love a bowl of cheerful m&ms? Easiest decor trick ever!

Farm Girl said...

I love your star! Of course, M&Ms are always nice to see.
I have that book but I have never read it. I guess I will look at it.
wrapping is always work. Have a lovely day,

Between Me and You said...

Nothing fake or forced about you M'lady. Happy weekend to you. xxx

happyone said...

Love your star and those m&m's look so colorful. I'd like to eat a handful of them. : )

Granny Marigold said...

Your star is lovely.
I hope you got the presents wrapped.
(Gift bags make life simpler)

Boyett-Brinkley said...

I am sorry that you feel your Advent is too contrived. When my kids were little I used to feel the same way -- I was forcing it. I think my focus was just off a bit. This year has been so different but I think it is because I have re-prioritized. The one thing that I have done differently is starting my day with a devotional and The Word. I think it is changing me, I can't tell you how because it seems so subtle but the days since I have been doing this I have so much more physical energy. It is noticeable and the devotions and the Bible scripture is the only think I can think that has changed. For ME, I think that keeping the reason for the season in the forefront of my mind has made all the difference in my Advent. Sounds silly and sounds obvious but that is how I feel.

Debi said...

I love your star! I don't think you are alone in the "trying hard" department. I always want Christmas to be perfect and it never is, because nothing ever is. I used to be disappointed by that but as I've gotten older it has become easier to except a simpler Christmas that focuses on what and why we celebrate. I love peanut M&Ms... they are my favorite candy!

Kim said...

Yes, I would imagine your December would be very busy. Your shining star is so pretty.

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