Friday, December 5, 2008

Day not starting out to good....

"And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret,...." I Samuel 1:6

I have been getting up early in the mornings this week to have my quiet time, and this verse seems to apply to me today. Hannah had a physical adversary provoking her, I have the devil. It seems like there are alot of things going on at the same time, and i am starting to fret. It is almost Christmas, and like everyone else we are in a money crunch. More like money famine. People are starting to lose their jobs here. Two guys who used to attend church with us lost their jobs on Tuesday. Not layed off, completely gone. As some of you know, Peter is employed at Toyota. We are not sure what his future will hold.

The holidays are starting to overwhelm me. I don't know why, but it happens every year. It's sad but I am starting to not like Christmas. It stresses me out! Family, presents, church things, baking, cooking, homeschooling, housework, a nine month old baby, LAUNDRY, and NO MONEY! There are my feelings in one sentence.

Now that I have written everything, I feel I can safely go on with my day.


Shane and Kristy Davis said...

I also can work myself into quite the Christmas tizzy. Praying for you, and me, that the Lord will help us as we celebrate the Christmas season- to really focus on the things that are important. The perfect house, perfect cookies, perfect decor, perfect kids idea is out the window. I'm saying this to convince myself:)

Aaron and Rachel Smith said...

Hey! I read this the other day and meant to come back to comment and give you a few encouraging words. I am sorry I never made it back. (Rachel, good intentions don't mean anything if you don't follow through!)

Christmas can easily become such a huge fuss about non important material things can't it. I am working hard this Christmas to SLOW down and enjoy it and not worry about the things that won't be there. I am focusing on the memories and having a good time. After all, I know years from now the kids won't remember what we couldn't buy them or even what we did buy them, but they will remember what we did with them to make the holidays special.