I think some of you might be feeling like me, that we are finally in the swing of the school year. I always get that feeling around this time in the school year and then comes the business of the holidays. How do we stay in a balanced place with the hustle and bustle of the holidays?
I don't usually have a great answer to this question but going out of town during this time of year has caused me to get a little more prepared. I wanted to be able to get our Christmas photos taken and cards printed to take with us. One of the our girls' presents for Christmas is something that will be invaluable for the flights. Plus we can take over Christmas gifts now to avoid the shipping fees later. I'm not sure that next year I will be planning this far in advance but I can tell you that when we get back from being out of town my preparation for Christmas will be a lot easier. But, is that truly the answer?!?!?!?
Ultimately, the way that we can find balance is seeking the Lord.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
How can you not only space out some of your Thanksgiving and Christmas planning to give you relief to enjoy the holidays BUT also create space for the Lord in that planning?
I pray that you will find peace and balance during the upcoming months! May we take time to focus on those around us by...loving our families and loving our neighbors.
Director of Children's and Family Ministries