Exhale: It’s Christmas

Oh Friend,

I need to exhale…decompress…slow down.  I don’t know what it is about this holiday season, but I have felt out of control.  Is it because I am juggling work for the first time in years?  Is it because I am not used to the school routine of a kindergartener?  Is it because we had a shortened timeframe between Thanksgiving and Christmas which was compounded by the snowstorm?   For heaven sake, we have yet to bake and Christmas is days away!!!

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What I Am Listening To {Issue1: Community}

Sweet Friend,

I have seen you at Wal-Mart, in the drop-off line at school, at the pediatrician office, at playdates, working on homework with your kids, making a meal for a sick friend, and folding clothes late at night.  You are constantly pouring yourself out into the lives of your family and friends.  You give of yourself at church, at work, and at home.

All that pouring out…aren’t you empty?

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