The Final Days of Advent: Full-Speed-Heart-Attack-Descent Into Grace and Mercy

Oh wow... the race has begun. The last days of Advent are kind of like being at the top of a world class roller coaster. We're pausing for a moment here before a full-speed-massive-heart-attack-descent begins. WaaahahahahahIIIIImmmgonnaaaadiiiiiiiiiieeeee. I love those roller coasters. The minor differences with Advent include the fact that I'm the one in charge of the seat belts, timing, and crazy scary.

GET YOURSELF UP OFF THAT COUCH AND DO SOMETHING FOR CRYING OUT LOUD BECAUSE THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS AND WE STILL HAVE SMASHED RAISINS STUCK TO THE COMPANY CHAIRS AND MY STOVETOP LOOKS LIKE A BACON FACTORY EXPLODED ON IT AND YOUR ROOOOOM.... ooooh... that room....

Yes, that's me... that is the sound of panic setting in. Do not be alarmed. It passes and then we all hug and eat cookies together. Wheat free cookies that I am learning to bake like a boss. Mmmmmm.

I had a stressful day yesterday of not getting a whole lot done while fretting about getting a whole lot done. But today, the fun is beginning. Scary fun, but still fun. The wrapping paper is out and I've pulled out the old line: "I'm going to get XY and Z all done early this year." hahahahaha. So here we go.

If you are looking for some thoughts to direct your heart toward permanent things, I'm afraid I've failed you today, but I encourage you to visit Mary's blog, Better Than Eden, where she has been assisting the work of grace all Advent long. Read and drink it in...  and follow her... she is wise and has such a heart for Jesus...

Day 17: The One Who Hates Advent the Most
Day 18: Active Waiting

My simple and desperate prayer today...

Heavenly Father, I place the next week in your beautiful hands. Make it into what you will. I have no expectations. It's all yours. Please help us keep first things first and give primacy to Love. You are everything, Lord, and I beg you to fill our aching hearts will Your presence this Christmas. Help us to detach from the worldly chaos even while we move through it and enter into your adventure with abandon as we await the coming of your Son. Amen.
Posted on December 18, 2013 and filed under "Advent", "Christmas".