So here we are…That place where the ideas have ran dry & the words are forced.
That place where excuses are easy & avoiding truth might as well be my job.

This place is not easy. And I’m not at all surprised I’m here. 
I’ve seen it coming & despite The Spirit telling me to run away, I’m settled right here.
Like an undisciplined child or a headstrong teenager I’ve avoided ALL warning signs & flashing lights to get here.

I don’t think it’s by mistake that I’m going through this life season during this Christmas season. 
I think back to the time of Jesus’ birth, when Mary received the crazy unexpected news that she would bear a child, that she would have to travel across the country at the most unrealistic time. I think about her thoughts when they told her there was no room for her. 

It seems a bit strange to compare my crazy life circumstances to the life of Jesus’ mother, but then again, isn’t that why Jesus came?  
To show us that he loves us enough to experience life WITH us so that we can relate to HIM? 

Over the past month I’ve been so busy. I’ve missed so much. 
But over the weekend Christmas officially begins in our house & I don’t want to look back & say that I missed anything. 
I can’t change the last few weeks, but I can change the way my heart will approach the coming celebrations.

Friends, despite my weary heart at the moment, there is hope.
So. Much. Hope.
In just 13 days we will start a new month & a new year. A time for new goals, & a fresh start.

I’m taking things slow & refreshing my soul for the season.

Frankly my dear…so. much hope.

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  1. Gennie Parkman
    December 21, 2014 / 10:04 pm

    Prayers for your fresh start! I know it's so hard to keep your head above water sometimes, but you always seem so composed and hopeful, so full of life and joy, and that's inspiring. Take care of yourself, and best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    December 22, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    I've been praying!

  3. Ashley LaMar
    December 24, 2014 / 3:58 am

    This is exactly why I love New Years. I love fresh starts and new beginnings. I know I have a lot I'm hoping and praying for in 2015. I pray you have a beautiful year ahead too!