Not Today Satan {Tips For Keeping the JOY in Christmas}

Yes, I know that’s kind of a heavy title for a Tuesday right?? Well, sometimes I just feel led to share my feelings and my story. Just in case someone else out there is struggling with something similar. So….if you stopped by hoping to see some pretty Christmas decor then scroll on through and enjoy the pictures that I added just for you. Really, it won’t hurt my feelings at all.  😉  But, if the holidays have got you feeling like you’re at the end of your rope, then maybe some of these words will be helpful.

JOY for the Christmas season

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October in Review at frazzled JOY {2017}

I’m seriously still wrapping my head around the fact that it’s November. September and October just flew by. We were super busy with kid activities and we tried our best to fit in a project here and there. Things have kind of been all over the place lately!! I have definitely been a little frazzled. But, all these things that keep me busy, bring me so much JOY so I can’t complain.
October in Review at frazzled JOY {2017}
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Positivity Jar

Hey there friends! How ya doin?? Life has been kind of crazy around here lately. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ve been a bit frazzled lately. Sometimes life can steal your joy. Am I right?? We are in one of those cycles of all the annoying and frustrating things happening. One right after the other. We keep bobbing to the top, just to get pushed back down again. It has been very difficult to stay positive. But, I know that this is just what the enemy wants. So, I decided to be proactive.
A positivity jar is a great way to keep your focus on the positive things.
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It’s Friday…

But Sunday’s Comin.

Today is Good Friday – the day we remember the sacrifice that Jesus chose in the cross.  I am so very thankful that Jesus chose to be obedient to The Father and die on the cross for my sins.  I found this video a couple of years ago, and maybe you’ve seen it or heard the sermon before but it is so powerful, and I love it so I am sharing it.  Feel free to share it with others, it is such a good testimony to the whole celebration of the crucifixion and the resurrection.  

 

What a blessing for us, that we know Sunday’s comin.  Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend celebrating The Risen Savior!!
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Worn Out

The first time I heard Tenth Avenue’s North’s new song “Worn” on the radio I thought – “this could be my theme song”.  But, the more I talk to my momma friends the more I realize that it could be an appropriate theme song for all momma’s out there.

 

Then today I heard it again, and right before they played it they shared this verse of scripture

 

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28 (NASB)

 

Why do I get so consumed with my to-do list and my worries that I forget He is waiting to give me rest?  We all need rest, but sometimes what we need more than physical rest is spiritual rest.
 
Have you ever noticed that when you are intentionally trying to align yourself with the will of God that you experience attack from the enemy even more.  Good grief.  My husband and I have been working on getting our family back on track and let me tell you, the devil does not like it!!  On one hand I’m encouraged because I know that means we are on the right track, but on the other hand I’m worn out and beaten down.  As I heard this scripture shared, tears welled in my eyes and in my head I said “duh!”.  Why do I try so hard to do it all myself?  It’s not even possible to do it all myself.  I must lean on Him if I expect to get it even close to right.
 
I wanted to share this song with you in case you haven’t heard it.  I hope it brings you comfort and speaks to your worn out heart.  My favorite line is right at the beginning….”I’m tired. I’m worn.  My heart is heavy from the work it takes to keep on breathing.”  Sometimes it seems to take so much work just to draw our next breath.  
Blessings to you and yours this weekend.  Hope to find some time next week to share some fun projects with you!!
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