Christmas expectations: the perfect words at the perfect moment; the how-did-you-know look on someone’s face when they open the gift you took hours to find; the best tasting food ever; loving family conversations sitting around a fire; yourself looking fabulous in your outfit with not one roll showing; adorable little children in footie pajamas running up to you and grabbing your legs because you are their favorite person in the whole world; your entire list of people you love accepting Jesus because they suddenly realize that he is the true gift of Christmas.
I don’t know about you, but I have never ever experienced a Christmas like I just listed. I am a Christian. So I am supposed to treasure this season, right? Unfortunately, I am still quite in human form and often struggle this time of year, especially if I let my head wander to a list of expectations.Continue reading