It’s been a month since Christmas. Is your tree down? Lights off the front of the house? I won’t tell if you don’t. Actually, my tree was down two days after Christmas. Scrooge. I know.
I love the clean, clutter-free look, and I haven’t figured out how to do that with a gigantic tree in the middle of my family room. I kind of wanted to put one
As I reflect over the last month, it was a good month.
My husband and I snuck away for a few days to warmth and
It’s also been a month since I gave Jesus his Christmas present–my gift to the King. I wrapped and put a plaque of the serenity prayer under the tree.
I tied the idea of a word of the year into my Gift to the King. I chose the word optimism. I can tend to worry, assume the worst and get all worked up over things that generally never happen. So, for 2019 I committed to God that I would to the best of my
Optimism is expecting the best possible outcome and dwelling on the most hopeful aspects of the situation. I put the serenity prayer plaque in my office as a daily reminder that there are things and people I can’t change, nor should I try. Then there are the things I need the courage and confidence to change.
I never put too much stock in positive thinking before. But, I’ve realized I can and should think positively because I trust in a sovereign God. So, even if I don’t like or understand what’s going on at the moment, I can trust God is good and is working all things for good.
And you know what? The more I’ve chosen to see the good side of a situation, the smoother life has gone. It’s still a habit in progress, for sure. But I’m
“For I am confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil. 1:6