December, you make my heart so happy.
For the first time in our marriage, Jamie and I will be spending this Christmas in our home. For the past two years we have gone skiing with my family for the week of Christmas, which has been amazing. But I have to admit, I am so excited to spend this Christmas in our home. We got our first real Christmas tree (!!), have filled our home with so many lovely Christmas decorations and we’ve begun to make all of our Christmas celebration and tradition plans. I mean, come on, who doesn’t love this month?!
I’m most looking forward to being with those I love and celebrating Christmas for it’s real meaning – the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In a John Piper advent devotional that I’m reading this month, I read this paragraph that really struck me. “The only people whose soul can truly magnify the Lord are people like Elizabeth and Mary – people who acknowledge their lowly estate and are overwhelmed by the condescension of the magnificent of God.” This is my prayer this month, for you and for me – Lord make us like Elizabeth and Mary. Make us people who acknowledge our lowly estate and are overwhelmed by Your magnificence.
Be present and enjoy all that comes with the Christmas season
Goal setting for 2017