Monday, December 20, 2010

Advent thoughts

"Whenever Christmas begins to burden, it’s a sign that I’ve taken on something of the world and not of Christ." 

-Ann Voskamp 

Read the whole post here, because you really should.  She says it better then just about anyone.  This sentence has been running constantly through my mind since I read it.  It's become my gauge to filter what I'm doing, the busyness I find myself occupied with.  Thankfully, much of the busy is joyful, but it's a way to keep my heart and my actions focused on what really matters.  

Him.  The baby Jesus, born to die.  For me.  

Glory to God in the Highest!

**I'll need to keep this in mind this afternoon as we decorate our gingerbread house!**


Marisa said...

Such a good thought to keep in mind, especially when we feel the pressure to fulfill all the traditions we have heaped upon ourselves. I'm looking forward to reading the whole article.

Have fun decorating!

jess said...