Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tis the Season . . .

. . . to be busy. It seems like the closer it gets to the holidays, the busier things get. And not just things centering around Christmas, but just every day things. At least for me, this year, different things keep coming up. I have to take our van in to get the oil changed, and the automatic door fixed. I had to take Kaitlyn to get an immunization for school. And then there's various other things, and I know it's just going to get busier from here.

This is the time of year when I want just the opposite to happen. I would love for life to just slow down, so I can focus on the Savior and the true reason I'm celebrating Christmas. I wanted to have all this extra time to do meaningful things with the kids each day for Advent. None of that's happening, because everything is too busy. But then I think maybe it's because I'm not making those things a priority. Maybe if I focused on the Savior first, and worried about everything else after, my time would be better spent. So that's my new plan. Jesus first, other stuff second.


  1. Me too!!! What is Advent?

  2. Advent is a four-week period starting the Sunday nearest to November 30th, so it was the 2nd this year. It's basically a spiritual preparation for the coming of Jesus.