Friday, December 17, 2010

Making My List

I have a confession to make. I am not ready for Christmas. Even though we have had one of the coldest Decembers on record, my trees are decorated, Christmas music is playing, and the festivities have begun...I must confess that I am not ready for Christmas. For some reason the spirit has not quite hit me. I guess we have been so busy with other things that our minds are just too cluttered to enjoy the season. I must change that. I think I will make my list, check it twice, and finish my shopping.



Then, I will settle down and focus on what Christmas is really all about! Oh, wait...that's not the right order. Lord, help me focus on you this season. Then, and only then, will everything else fall into place. May we all remember the true meaning of Christmas!

16 comments:

Allison said...

I am not ready for Christmas either. Not one bit. Tonight I went outside to take out the trash and stood in the freezing darkness looking out over snow crust, longing. All I could think was a single thought: Come, Father God.

Pam said...

Amen to that, Carla. The reason for this season is number one. Enjoy sharing it with family and friends.

Hugs,
Pam

Diana (Di) said...

Hello Carla,

Yes, it will all fall into place, and that which does not get done, who is to say 'why not', and who will be harmed or devastated by it.

Our Christmas is always quite simple and we love it. I find the stress we feel we have placed upon ourselves. I don't think HE intended it that way.

If I don't see you before Christmas ;)... many blessings to you and your family.

Glenda said...

Amen! My thoughts exactly! I'm ready to slow down, too!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Have fun making your list and enjoy all that this wonderful time of year has to offer. May the twinkling lights also twinkle in your eyes and smile.

sweetbay said...

Merry Christmas!! Try to stay warm!

Simple Southern Happiness said...

Yes, you have to focus on him first and the rest WILL fall into place. The gift is his spirit that lives on the inside of us daily, that will bring us joy. The tree, lights, gifts, those are secondary and what I call, visual pleasing.

Know you are loved by our lord, family and friends.

From the Kitchen said...

I always think that I will not lose my focus as to what Christmas is all about--then, somehow, I do. Not in fact, but in getting uptight about not having everything else ready.

Blessings to you and yours!

Best,
Bonnie

Paula said...

I hope by now you've found your Christmas spirit. It seems like it came quickly this year!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Hello Carla!
I have so enjoyed visting your blog this morning! It is a blessed season in your life right now as you are so involved with your lovely daughters lives. And I loved your post about the music in your home! I remember a time when the piano was always heard in the background-at home and at school. Although, it was often the same song and not the prettiest sound-I loved it! And I remember my girls singing together-at home, in the car, wherever we went! They still sing together when our family is gathered.
Love the encouragement to keep focused on our Lord during this busy season-so easy to get lost in Christmas and forget the reason for it all. I'm thankful for my half hour ride to work each morning-I turn off my radio-and pray. And I'm so with Allison's comment-"even so Lord-Come quickly!"
Thanks so much for the kind words left at the Cabin! Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Ann said...

We should never forget the true reason for this season:)

Happy Holidays...

Ann Nichols said...

You've got it right! And don't worry... there are still five days until Christmas!Am following along!!
Blessings!
Ann
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Dawn said...

Oh how true and what a wonderful reminder!
(I just came through here from Allison's blog- and so glad I did:)
I love the name of your blog....it made me think of me- except I would have to call mine "The Country Diary of a City Girl"!
Thank you---I will be back:)

Mariel said...

amen! it is all too easy to get distracted when we are unfocused on the One for whom the season is about! :) Hope you ahve a very merry christmas!

Cameron said...

Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Freda
(PS. I'm fine, I'm just taking a break from blogging and gardening -- have lost 19 lbs since mid-September -- aerobics and yoga!)

Allison said...

Merry Christmas Eve, darling Carla! God bless you and your family as you celebrate the holidays. Hugs, my friend!