Holy in the Moment
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As you think about transitions in your life, have you ever had those days where what you think you see is overwhelming? Have you sent out your spies and found out there are some problems that seem bigger than you have the energy or ability to tackle? Has your vision shifted from God’s faithfulness to the size of a giant’s foot?
A warm welcome to those who are new to Ginger’s Corner! Many thanks coming your way for all who have responded to my desire to seriously start building an audience. For those of you who have been holding your breath for the next post on transitions, I’ll get back to…
You’ve Been on This Mountain Long Enough A few months ago, I was kind of moping– it was “one of THOSE days.” I was struggling with the transition of moving. Moving is great when you don’t like where you are. But when you love your corner of the world,…
I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post as I shared our family tradition of The Grab Bag. If you missed it, scroll back and take a look. As promised, today I am going to share another family tradition that helps us focus on the true meaning of Christmas. With all of…
Each year on Christmas Eve we enjoy attending church and having a quiet time enjoying the ambiance of reading the Christmas story around the Christmas tree. After something yummy to eat and a little hot cocoa, we stir things up a little with a game we call The Grab Bag. Inside a large bag are an odd assortment of practical and silly gifts. Once the giftys are collected, I tie yarn or string around them, place them in a bag that you can’t see through, and wa-lah…we are ready for some fun!
Some treasures I gather from around the house…like a roll of toilet paper or fun photo from the year. Others I borrow from my stocking stuffer stash…maybe a bottle of mouth wash (used could be an interesting twist..) or a pair of ladies stockings. Then there are the dollar store items…things like a tacky figurine, a birthday party favor, a kid’s toy, a mug, a pack of post-it-notes, a candy bar…you get the idea. The best part of The Grab Bag includes the gag gifts and inside joke gifts that are mixed in.
Now we all know that moving is more than unpacking. It is just not that simple. Just not that easy. Getting settled is a little more challenging than making brownies, if you know what I mean. If you have never had to move, bless your heart and take my word for it.
God, being the multi-purpose God that He is, always has more up His sleeve than an address change when it comes to moving His kids. There is definitely a place where the practical meets the spiritual in the sovereign moving plans of God.