Friday, December 20, 2013

Advent Journey: On the mend


I've not been feeling well today - tiredness from some weather disturbed nights and the threat of a strep throat have kept me resting in bed most of the day. It's been quite nice in a way - giving myself permission to drop all the balls I've been juggling madly. Five days until Christmas Day and there are a lot of things I haven't done, and probably won't now. They don't seem important somehow. I always thought i had a fairly restrained Christmas, focussing more on the atmosphere than the material aspects of the season. Yet, this month of searching has helped me see that even this is not as important as how I prepare myself to meet the Saviour. The tinsel, lights and sumptuous groaning tables are lovely and all, but their glamour hides the simple truth of what Christmas is about. God Himself has come to be among us and that is the most powerful and awe inspiring thing for me right now.

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  1. I have dropped a lot of balls this season, but I am content and know that what is really important will be accomplished.
    I hope you are feeling better and am sending loving thoughts your way.

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  2. Merry Christmas and best regards for the New Year...

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  3. Get well (hugs) wrapping themselves around you. X

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  4. Jacqui, big hugs to you and such a beautiful posting.

    Every year I hope to live the advent season and so often fail to achieve that target. The kids get hyped up and I get more and more stressed, we don't even go overboard on spending and I avoided a handmade Christmas, yet the whole season seems to get out of hand.

    I will be glad when Christmas eve rolls around.

    San xx

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    1. It just seems to happen despite our intentions San - not long now xxx

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  5. I hope you're feeling better...good idea to rest for a while. I always like to think I keep things simple here, but do I really? Thank you for challenging me to think more this Christmas. xxx

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    1. Thanks Tina - feeling a bit better today. I dont even knwo what i mean by simple... thank you for reading xx

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  6. We'll add you to our prayers, you'll soon be better...

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  7. Blessings Be!...look after yourself...hope we'll see you when we're on Eileann Siar xx

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  8. Thank you for all the get well wishes and prayers. You are all keeping me going here. I am feeling a bit better today - love to you all xxx

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  9. hope when you read this you are 100% better :)

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  10. Our advent season was also about waiting for Jesus, reflecting. Somehow we managed to avoid all this pre-Christmas fever of buying everything.

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