Monday, December 1, 2014

'Tis the season to be busy... fa la la la la

Before December 25th, I have:
One piano recital.
Two doctor's appointments.
Two church Christmas programs.
Two youth/young adult events.
Two exams and three essays (and to make it more stressful, the three essays have to be written in two hours).
Two voice recitals.
Two dinners.
Three choir concerts.

And some less important, but still fun things...
Jenelle Leanne Schmidt is having a read-along with her book King's Warrior. You can read the "behind the scenes" scoop about each chapter on her BLOG.
Continuing to write six pages a day so that I can finish this book by the end of December. If it isn't finished by the end of December, you may hear about me on the news: Author goes mad and kills herself because the story JUST WON'T END!!!!!!

I would appreciate some prayer. It's really hard to focus on Christ's birth and the Christmas season when there is so much going on. The Christmas season always seems to bring more stress than joy. Also, if you think of it, you can pray for me tomorrow as I am going to the doctor to find out why I have been having trouble breathing and catching my breath.

Are the holidays busy for you, or do you find them a welcome break from work/school/busyness? Can I be praying for you for anything?


  1. Wow, that's a lot to do! This week is especially busy for us, but it looks like the rest of the month should slow down a bit. :)

    I'll certainly pray for you! Hopefully it's nothing serious. Becca's and my big thing is heading off to Bible school in a month. It's kind of a scary thought that it's going to happen so soon, as it's going to be a BIG change for us.

    1. I am so excited for you guys! Bible school will definitely be a huge change, but God is faithful and he will see you through the scariness! Philippians 4:6-7 is a great reminder verse to always trust in God. I'll be thinking and praying for you and Becca.

  2. Wow, and I thought I was busy! :) Whew. I will certainly pray for you. I think, in the midst of all the busyness of this season, some of the best ways I have to remind myself of the true beauty and meaning of Christmas, and how I help myself regain that awe at the Gift God gave us at the very first Christmas so long ago:
    1. Go for a walk outside by myself and just talk to God and bask in the beauty of His creation
    2. Find a quiet place to curl up and read the first chapters of the Gospels as if I'm reading them just for fun, it's amazing how new things jump out at me
    3. Try to remember to appreciate every moment, every Christmassy thing... like I'm 5 years old (this is easier now that I have a 6 and 2 year old... their enthusiasm is quite contagious!)

    Thank you for the shout-out!

    I'd appreciate prayers for safe travels for my family, and that I would remember the tips above, and that I wouldn't get so caught up in the busy-ness of new baby and preparations for the family reunion that I forget to enjoy the Christmas Season.

    1. Those are some great ideas! Isn't there a Bible verse that says "be like children" or "have faith like children" or something? This is a great time of year to exercise that verse.
      I will pray for your busyness and for the safe travels of your family.