Freedom, Christmas and Holiday Ramblings…

wrapping

 

It is the week before Thanksgiving and I cant stop thinking about Christmas! Currently the Country Classic Christmas tunes are playing in the background and I purchased my first  holiday investment… a hot glue gun for crafts!

Is it just me but this year…. I’m just so excited for this holiday season.

This year will be our 3rd Christmas at out little ranch and it feels about time to make some “traditions” dog-on-it!

What are yours???

…. it will be our last Christmas as just the two of us… perhaps that is why I am feeling especially nostalgic….or my favorite scapegoat #pregnancyhormones

This year scheduling has worked itself out, don’t you love it when that happens? The juggling of two large extended families can get sticky but thankfully with my fellas new work schedule and flexible family ,we are making it work.

Insert no segway

A dear friend of my mine asked me a question that keeps reeling in my head… “Who am I in Christ?” ” Who does God say that I am?”  Much of this year after reading over some dated posts have been me working out this question.

Here is what I have concluded: If you have chosen to have a relationship with Christ then you are..

A Daughter of the King… Gal 3:26

Redeemed … Eph 1:7

Beautiful … Psalm 139:13-16

Worthy.. Prov 31:10

More than externally beautiful… 1 Peter 3:3-4

Victorious… Phil 4:13

Joyful… John 15:11

Transformed … Rom 12:2

and perhaps my favorite ….

Free … John 8:36

” So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.”

freedom

I am learning that my emotions are not a reliable indicator of current reality anymore. Perhaps its because they are so labile but perhaps a lesson. What if we defined our world by Truth instead of our emotional state? Is this possible?

What if we let an eternally verified document define us instead of perception? … oh  what freedom on the other side of that …

A recent ladies retreat has me grateful for my little home, my fella and a God who has bared much grief from me. Nothing like getting away from home and in a beautiful environment to remind you of the good stuff . Perhaps in Voskampesque structure.

#1 Puppies… because lets me honest, that make the world a better place

#2 An excellent cup of coffee.. preferred in bed surrounded by said pups

#3 An intellectual debate between my fella and I. May I never take for granted his keen mind and may I always respect his giftedness.

#4 God’s word: its so compact and complete. Thank you for all the people who have spent the oodles of hours translating.

#5 THIS TIME OF YEAR! The pumpkins, cranberries, warm beverages, shopping, gathering, love, charity, giving, remembering, hoping, twinkly lights, crafts, hugs and peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About RootsSinkDeep

Words to keyboard, not quite the same as pen to paper, but for now in a season of flurry and tiny chaos, this will do. Though I long for the feel of graphite under hand I am grateful for fingers that work the same. May you join me as I seek to find joy in the ordinary?
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