Holidays


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Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you:
Do not arouse or awaken LOVE until it so desires.
Many waters cannot quench LOVE;
Rivers cannot wash it away.
If one were to give all the wealth of his house for
LOVE,
it would be utterly scorned.
Song of Solomon chapter eight
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Life continues to rush on, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, time slips through my fingers like sand, and I am unable to pen all the rhetoric thoughts that are appropriate for this time of year. Things like, looking ahead, trusting God with our futures, and how to keep resolutions (don’t worry, I don’t have the answers on that one 🙂 ).

 As is not necessarily so unusual for me, a last minute decision sent me spending my first day of 2008 on the road with my Nebraskan part of the family. I am now currently residing in this state that has really grown on me and will be here for an unprecedented length of a month–give or take.

 In other words, my writing speals will have to be squeazed in between the nannying of three wee ones, ages three and under, and that is why this little spot on the web lacks in things most of your blogs are full of. A simple Happy New Year sounds slightly cliche, but will have to do for now. Eloquence dwindles when morning comes so soon.

May this day be filled with the joys of the season, the fellowship of friends and family, and the love of the Savior! I trust you have a merry and joyous holiday season celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ha! Scramble… that’s my life–as if you needed to be told by the suggestions the serious lack of posts around here make.

With Christmas just around the corner it seems like suddenly a somewhat dull schedule is suddenly packed so full I haven’t even touched Christmas decorations yet! Ridiculous, I know.

Plans for life are something as follows… Saturday will find my sister and I at a concert (ah, Christmas concerts… sheer bliss), which we won’t come home from until the following day; Monday my family plans to be singing at a studio; Tuesday-Wednesday promises a slumber party of sorts; Friday finds us three or four hours from home singing at a coffeehouse; Sunday is a nursing home singing, and sandwiched into schedules wherever it can fit is this new project of renovating our house.

Crazy? Something like that.

What makes matters very interesting with a crazy schedule is getting completely knocked off your feet with a nasty virus. Picture this: Britt shivering in flannel pajamas wrapped in a heavy fleece robe, holding her head in one hand as though it was about to crumble into pieces, sitting uncomfortably at her computer doing google searches on “mono”. Fortunately her worst fears were not realized when she woke up bright and early a morning or two later feeling like her chirpy little self. Illness is definitely something I didn’t make room for in this schedule of mine.

Life for most people this time of year is a helter-skelter rat race. I’m sure many of you can identify with the aforementioned scramble feeling. To be honest with you, I think it’s sad that the significance of the precious event that we celebrate this time of year gets so lost in the hustle and bustle. I realize that often we have little say of what gets packed into our schedules, but whatever you do, don’t remove the Reason for the Season from your life to fit in other things. Remember the baby in the manger, not so much the presents under the tree. Remember what His birth meant, what His life cost, and what He has done for you. Keep Him in your life.

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Take a moment today and thank God for the rich blessings in your life. After all, today is the nationally recognized day we celebrate His abundance on our lives. Is there something that stands out in your mind when you think of “Grateful for”? If so, leave it in the comments. Let’s bless each other by counting our blessings.

May this Holiday be special to each one of you!

Lots of Love,
Brittney Leigh