Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt


Advent 2012: Are Your Plans Falling Apart?

posted by mpratt

Image courtesy of nuchylee/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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



Advertisement
Comments Post the First Comment »
post a comment

Comments are closed.



Previous Posts

When you think, "Can't I have just one good day?"
If you are really down, and challenges are heaping themselves upon challenges, then you might find yourself thinking, "Can't I have just one good day?" Yup, I've been there myself -and it's okay to ask that question, borne of frustration and perhaps a little amazement that "yet another" thing could

posted 1:53:52am Oct. 23, 2014 | read full post »

TLC Tuesday: Feeling De-feet?
Ah, the bliss of putting my feet up! Throughout the day, our feet take a beating. And if we have joint issues "higher up," in the knees, for example, or the hips, thos

posted 1:42:47am Oct. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Food for Thought: Refresh Me, Lord
Many of you know Lisa J. Copen as the Founder of RestMinistries, an online resource for people living with chronic pain and illness of the invisible kind (www.restministries.org). Each year, Lisa sponsors an "Invisible Illness Awareness Week," and I've been honored to participate in it several tim

posted 1:32:33am Oct. 20, 2014 | read full post »

A Praying Spirit: Do you forget, sometimes?
I was looking forward to the day ahead. The sun was shining, my usual aches and pains were at a minimum. I started my morning routine, all happy and uplifted. And then, wham

posted 1:04:40am Oct. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Chronic Illness and Pain: The Gift of Planning Ahead
Next year's birthday cards - done! This year's holiday gifts - done! Yummy chicken soup prepared and in the freezer ahead of cold and flu season - done! I've often written about how hard it is to make firm commitments to things in the future. Chronic illness and pain have a way of interferi

posted 6:59:57pm Oct. 16, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.