Monday, December 26, 2011

Stopping and Listening

I hope your Christmas was filled with moments to cherish.

I am going to take this week to ponder the moments and listen for that still, small voice. Typically I feel a little "let down" after Christmas. So much anticipation and all too quickly it is gone. Everything seems to have lost its sparkle.

This time I want to carry Christmas with me all year long. Surely that is what we are meant to do - to take the gift, wrapped in the form of a tiny baby, and open it daily. All of the promises fulfilled, all the hope to come, all the grace to live, love beyond measure and so much more - given to each of us.


painting: Jean Honore Fragonard


  1. Blessings as you ponder and all the best for the coming year.

  2. That's the true blessing of Christmas--the promise of hope and peace everyday. I'm ready for a new year with anticipation of what God has in store for us.
    God bless!

  3. Be blessed Linda as you meditate on all His promises of love for you.

  4. I like your idea of opening the gift each day.

  5. I am hoping to do that very same thing more intentionally this year too Linda... carry Christmas all year long! Christmas day may be over, but the reason we celebrate is still here! ♥

  6. nice!!1
    I just keep picturing her holding an iphone...(o:

  7. Beautiful thought, friend. Do you suppose that it is possible to "hear" these thoughts when there is totally chaos all day long every day!? But the rest of the week we will be alone (if all goes according to plan), and tomorrow is our anniversary - so we are looking forward to some solitude!

  8. I know what you mean--I battle a bit of feeling down after Christmas too. But I'm trying to take it easy and read and listen also. I started Leviticus this morning. I'm a little amazed at finding myself there, but that's where I felt lead--it will be enlightening for certain.
    I'm also reading Mark slowly and writing about it in my journal.
    Spending more time with God and His word has helped me tremendously. Prayerfully thinking of you, dear Linda.
    I go to look at 3 houses tomorrow--I don't have my hopes up though.

  9. that is exactly what i'm doing this coming week too, dear linda. and how sweet the silence, no? i received your beautiful christmas card today. do you know how it spoke to me? of God's faithfulness and trustworthiness? and how i needed this. thank you. love you so, friend. e.

  10. Thinking of you today. Praying you still find the sparkle. Because you sparkle. Love to you.

  11. Yes, I believe we are to carry it with us through the year. Enjoy your time listening for that still, small voice.

    Love you ...