Saturday, December 13, 2014
I don't need Christmas to be any more mind blowing than it is.
We are slowly getting out decorations, and making choices about how much we will do this year. We don't have small children around so we can do that. The tree went up. The nativities were next. A small gathering of angels sits by the front door. This sweet quilt hangs in the entry (a lovely pattern by Cheri). Today I am planning to put up a few of our Santa dolls and nutcrackers. And then I am focusing on celebrating simple. Good food. Some time with family. Beautiful music. I want to come out on the other side of Christmas with a peace and calm.
I started reading a new book yesterday - Found by Micha Boyett - and came across these lines that are speaking loudly into my life today:
"I need to know how to love God when all I have to offer is my daily chaos. Mostly, I long to know a quietness in my soul, true contentment, despite my spiritual unimpressiveness. I need to believe that my simple life really is a gift and really can be holy."
Celebrating with Ruth and friends today