Holy in the Moment
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–Carrie Daws, author and speaker
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-Lorilee Sheviak, counselor, Grace Ministries
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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.
…Just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:12b-13 (NAS) …
Today I was looking through some older drafts of posts I never finished or posted. Imagine that? I am sure most of you never leave things hanging out in the strange place that unfinished things wait for completion. I found this post and I have no idea why I never posted it. Better late…
After hearing from many of you with your kind comments, I realize I should have served up a box of Kleenex to go with my last post. Some moments in life need a sound track; some are better served with that box of blessed, nose-comforting tissue. Seriously, it wasn’t my…