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Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

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Advent Day 20: Are your plans falling apart?

Does this seem familiar?  Just as we’re getting down to the last weekend before Christmas, plans are unravelling.

A flight is cancelled and you have to spend the night on the floor in an airport. Someone in the house is ill, and then someone else and someone else and…

The packages that were supposed to have been shipped overnight weren’t.

The dog ate the Christmas cookie batter and had to be taken to the emergency vet hospital just before the party.

The church choir rehearsal did not go well, and the director isn’t sure the music will uplift or make people walk out!

So many things are planned these days leading up to Christmas. And so many things can go wrong.

But, is the season ruined? Is Christmas a disaster? Is Advent agony?

Not at all. Somehow, in this season of light, each of our experiences goes toward creating a whole cloth of the holy-days. Not everything moves smoothly, but time does slip day after day, prayer after prayer, and Christ will come, has come, will always be with us.

So, today, if your plans are falling apart, take a deep breath and pray. Try to laugh. Try to relax. And know that Christmas beauty will outshine any “flaw” we might think we see.

Blessings for the day,

Maureen

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