Life moves along gently and softly, the days seemingly flow together with ease. While there are the regular bumps and turns, nothing seems to shake you too much. Then, in the flash of second, something happens and you crash. In that instant, you realize you are in the middle of a storm.
In the depths of the brokenness that the storms bring it is hard to see anything but brokenness. Many times it feels next to impossible.
This past year I decided to be intentional with setting goals and I have learned so many things through it. Whenever you start something new, it takes repetition and learning how to best tweak things. If you love setting goals, I encourage you to continue with it and if you have never set goals, I encourage you to start! You may be surprised at how helpful it is!
Christmas is a time of the year when our minds are especially full of countless lists. Over the years, I have learned that I function a lot better during Christmas when I am organized. ,Now I am not saying you need to be super organized with every little detail, but instead, organize one thing. Putting together systems can be key to helping reduce the overwhelm.
One of my favorite Christmas traditions from growing up is baking Christmas cookies and then decorating them. We always had so much fun piling on the icing and sprinkles and as we got older, attempting to make the cookies look beautiful. It was always a bonding experience and I knew that it would be one to continue with my own family.
Today, I am so excited to be a part of an amazing giveaway for mom’s! It is my hope that all of us can rest and not get stressed during this season. I love how this giveaway is a fun way to encourage mamas to sit back and relax.
The first day of Advent was yesterday and there is still time to decide on a good Advent study or plan for you and your family. It really does not matter when you start- you could jump in December 23rd, because the point is that you are deciding to focus on remembering the reason for the season. In all of the busy things we do during this season, it is so good to slow down and rest. Lately, the word rest has been on my mind more than ever and this Advent season, that is exactly what I intend to do- rest.
The Christmas season is practically here and we are making a plan. It is my goal that we are intentional as a family this Christmas and one of the ways we are going to do this is by using our Intentional Christmas Cards. Over the years, I have been trapped by the thought of doing everything. That mindset always leads to frustration and overwhelm. This Christmas our focus is to do less. We are thinking about what season of life we are in and where we want our focus to be.
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Every year our family loves to look for ways to make the holidays bright for others. There are endless options and ideas out there- especially if you search Pinterest. However, sometimes I think we tend to overthink things. I can get trapped in getting lost in a sea of ideas when opportunities are right in front of my eyes.