Christmas is around the corner.
All the gifts are purchased. Most of them are even wrapped.
Life is good, and everything is in order.
Of course, then the freezer went out, and I had to figure out what to do with everything that was in it. So we had turkey for dinner this past Monday. And leftovers on Tuesday. And…more leftovers still sitting there waiting for me to do something magical with them. (Turkey vegetable soup is on the agenda.)
Of course, now I’m going to have to go buy something to fix for Christmas dinner, and nobody’s going to be in the mood for another turkey. So it’s looking like ham this year… ;)
Then, last night, on my way to small group, I got lost. It took me an extra twenty minutes driving around out in the middle of the woods before I finally managed to loop back around far enough to find the road I wanted to turn on to get me back somewhere that I knew. Only, I turned the wrong way on that road and lost another twenty minutes. And did I mention that I don’t have heat in my van? And that it was below freezing outside? And that I’ve driven that same route a kazillion times and have NEVER gotten lost before?
It’s been that kind of week. But God is still God. He’s still on His throne, and I am still blessed to be His. Remembering that keeps it all in perspective, doesn’t it?
What do you do when your day, week, or month turns crazy on you? How do you keep yourself centered and focused on the One who has it all under control?
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On Monday, Valerie Comer recommended A Christmas Homecoming by Kimberly Rose Johnson.
On Tuesday, Lynette Sowell reminded us of all we have to Rejoice in the midst of the weariness and busy-ness of the season.
On Wednesday, Kimberly Rose Johnson gave us a peek at A Christmas Conspiracy by one of her favorite authors.
On Thursday, Carolyne Aarsen told us about Letting Go when it comes to storytelling.
On Friday, Krista Phillips shared A (kinda) Country excerpt.
On Saturday, Elizabeth Maddrey talked about Arcadia Valley Romance and shared an excerpt of Loaves and Wishes.
Monday: Jill Weatherholt
Tuesday: Janet Ferguson
Wednesday: Roxanne Rustand
Thursday: Heidi McCahan
Friday: Heather Gray
Saturday: Merrillee Whren
An Aspen Creek Christmas (Aspen Creek Crossroads) by Roxanne Rustand
Apple Orchard Bride (Goose Harbor 5) by Jessica Keller
The Nanny’s Texas Christmas (Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch) by Lee Tobin McClain
A Family to Call Ours (Front Porch Promises 3) by Merrillee Whren
Manuscripts & Mistletoe (Serenity Landing Teachers 2) by Carol Moncado
Pursuit (Lewis Legacy 8) by JoAnn Durgin
The Christmas Challenge by JoAnn Durgin
A Hero for Heather (Seven Suitors for Seven Sisters 3) by Marion Ueckermann
A Husband for Holly (Seven Suitors for Seven Sisters 4) by Marion Ueckermann