Twas the week before Christmas at the barnyard and beyond…
Our tribe was all a scurry from
Boy Scout awards
to the Barnyard to sing
germs and sickness all around
the community full of worry
“The show must go on” rang crystal clear
Said the family, “We must spread Christmas cheer”
to see Santa and the lights with the family
(the week felt a lot like these pictures -BLURRY!)
back to our farm chores,
trim the rooster spurs
pedicure for all
pitch em’ some hay if they’re furry
“Come on! we’ve got to hurry!”
When the Cowboy spoke up in his calm, wise witty way,
“hey babe, we can not be at all of the places for all of the people”
When what to my wandering heart did appear but the reason for the season once again all so clear……
it happened so fast
one minute we were on track ..with our hearts turned toward heaven focused on the reason for the Christmas season
and the next we’re running around like chickens with our heads cut off, caught up in the hustle of the season
irritable, tired and mean.
so friend, how ya’ holdin’ up?
Are you as “prone to wander” as I am?
The Cowboy is the voice of reason around here (thank you Lord)…he is the one who reminds me
we can not do it all
He’s right ya’ know?
We must be wise with our yeses and even more discerning with our no’s
as we approach the beginning of a new year may we choose carefully how we will give of our resources and more importantly of ourselves.
This morning during a quick exchange with a dear friend I shared how desperately
I want to be PRESENT in the PRESENT
(particularly this next week)
To be intentional
Savoring the moments, the people, the conversations, the food
Not so focused on the next thing that I miss where I am
We can my dear weary friends, we can! And we will!
By His grace we can choose joy and be at peace even when we are really busy
I’m rootin’ for you!–> better yet
I’m praying for each of you who visit here. I’ve ask God to keep His hand upon you this week as you focus on Him. I’ve asked Him to bless each of you as only He can. May you sense His presence and know that the Prince of Peace reigns. Oh come let us adore him…Amen
Encourage ONE person this week with the GOOD NEWS of Jesus.
“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” -Dr. Suess
Love and appreciate y’all so very much