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“Where’s The Line to see Jesus?”

Sounds of the Season brought to you by, 
Becky Kelley – Where’s the Line to See Jesus

Your Sounds of the Season selection today is a personal favorite, Where’s the Line to See Jesus by Becky Kelley.

This is one of my favorite Sounds of the Season songs. I can not remember how many years ago I first heard it, but for some reason, it does not make it to the radio stations, as a result, I do not randomly hear it. It is one I actively search for from year to year.

So many times we get lost in the hustle and bustle of the season and we forget to celebrate the “real” meaning of this holiday season. 

This song is a gentle and wonderful reminder of what this holiday is truly about, but done in a subtle way as Christmas songs go. 

I hope it serves as a gentle reminder of why we are celebrating this Christmas season. The lights, the shopping, the music, the movies, the productions are all valiant reminders of Christmas but do not forget, if it was not for the birth of Christ, we would have no reason to celebrate. 

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Bringing Simplicity Back To Christmas

Christmas Encouragement

Today’s inspiration is coming to you via the “Sounds of the Season”. 

Check out this amazingly beautiful song brought to you by Pentatonix – Where are you, Christmas? 

As I was preparing my recipe for today, this popped up on my computer. I was inspired by its beauty. It is hard to believe the sounds of this beautiful song comes from the harmonizing of this group. No instrumentation is required for them to bring the sound of this to life. 

I hope you enjoy it as well. 

I am feeling led to share some encouraging sounds of Christmas this year. I feel by bringing back some of the simple things of Christmas helps to bring back the simplicity of the Holiday Season. 

I for one, know how important this is to me this year. I only have my Christmas decorations up but have not done anything else yet. I haven’t even started shopping, this is how far behind I am. I am choosing to not look at the calendar to see how close we are to Christmas. I am trying, with every ounce of strength I have, to not stress over everything I have not done yet. 

I find, if I can cling to some of the simple things of the holiday, it will help to keep me from stressing over everything I have not done. 

If you find yourself where I am right now, my suggestion to you is a simple one. Just breathe! We will get through the craziness of the holiday while hoping to save the magic of the season.

Merry Christmas, My Friend!! 

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Peace Is Living In The Moment

Encouragement Today and Motivation Monday

F0742B95-A651-47B1-B71C-192E4EC5EA37Today’s Encouragement and Motivation is to remind you to not get so busy with life and worry that you forget to live for the moment of today’s life, peace, and happiness.

Do you live a life that is full of chaos and turmoil that attacks you at every turn? Do you worry about the past whether it be relationships, your job, or decisions you have made?

Do you find yourself having panic attacks about the future and what it holds? Do you have to make an important decision that has you paralyzed?

Are you a young person who is struggling to find your way in the adult world? Are you struggling with if you should go to college, what college classes do you need to take, but you are fearful of them? Are you getting ready to graduate in the spring, but you have no idea where you are going to work and you know the college loans will be coming in shortly after graduation?

Are you not happy with your employment situation because it doesn’t meet your financial needs? Are you looking forward to the future advancement, but you are fearful of failure and rejection?

Do you have a chronic illness and you get discouraged because you just can not see an end in sight for a healing? Are you in need of a treatment or a surgery, but fear has you uncertain if you should do it or not?

My friend, no matter what your past looks like or what your future holds, the importance to life is the present moment, the here and now, the present. 

“Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.” Steve Maraboli

God wants us to live for today and not to worry about tomorrow.

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:34‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I know this is extremely difficult to do. I find myself struggling in the same area, but it is what God commands us to do. Focus on only today. Do not borrow tomorrow’s worries for there is nothing you can do about them until tomorrow.

Today is a big enough day. Tackle only what today brings forth. If you need to break out your planner or a scrap piece of paper and write yourself a to do list, do it. Only accomplish what is on that list for today freeing your mind of all the extra clutter that does not need to be in it.

Do not fill your every minute of your day either. Allow yourself to take a break to breathe and refresh your mind. Take a walk, read a book, write in a journal, or create something with your hands. It doesn’t matter what you do so long as you do it and it is something you enjoy. My friend, no… no… no… it can not be a chore such as prepping your supper or doing a load of laundry. No chores. This is about you and you only. Those chores come in their own place in your daily life of today. 

Your simple reminder for today is to focus only on today. Let the rest of the week come as it arrives.

Today is today! 

Lastly, remember this…

You Are Enough! You Are Beautiful! Ps 139:14

 

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year…  to all my faithful followers and friends.

240406AE-0347-488C-BC3E-8E9C3E202B60.jpegIt is my genuine prayer for those who have had a difficult year that the one to come will be one with many blessings for those who have struggled.

We will persevere and stand strong and tall.

Remember above all obstacles,

You are…

enough