Breaking in · Christmas · Expectations · Wonder

what have we done to Christmas…?

What have we done to Christmas…?  The question came to mind after reflecting on Friday… filtering through all I heard at the book signing… I wonder if what I wrote will meet expectations… The devotionals are not about family traditions… or favorite recipes… or even past Christmas memories… The devotionals are about Jesus… taking the…… Continue reading what have we done to Christmas…?

Expectations · Hope · Joy

a day without expectations…

Today… mostly a day… without expectations… Even though there were things to do… places to be… expectations were laid down… I waited… listened… stayed open to what came… or didn’t… It was different… really not too hard… and it became one of those days… with unexpected joy… For our heart is glad in him, because…… Continue reading a day without expectations…

Expectations · Love

laying down expectations…

Laying down expectations… requires… listening more than speaking… trusting rather than prying… giving grace instead of judgment… being flexible rather than rigid… serving instead of being served… being available for interaction… Laying down expectations… is a way to love… Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1Corinthians 13:7 ESV

Expectations · Need

poor and needy…

Approaching today… as a day to catch up…Nearing its end…goals unmet…messes abound…things undone…So much still to do…Something urgent remembered earlier…?has slipped my mind… therefore gone undone…So today I embrace… that I am poor and needy…Incapable of doing all my own loftiness would love to accomplish…Recognition of the truth…I am not able…I am not organized…I am…… Continue reading poor and needy…

Expectations · Grace · Waiting

expectancy…

Expectancy…The word for the week… from an Advent study started last evening…Expectancy…Waiting for something expected…It affects the way we live… preparations needed…Expectancy…Surprised by the realization of daily expectancies…expecting my husband to return home each evening…expecting Him to provide words for this place…expecting the sun to rise and set…Expectancy…Some expectations are met… some aren’t…When expectations aren’t…… Continue reading expectancy…