Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"NOT TO DO" ..........list

I can't get the Christmas tree~ red velvet cake out of mind!.......... and the words I shared for a short devotional at our sweet party last night. When I say something it most surely is for myself as well.....................History just tells us that If I am learning it, I just spill it back out. Your words in the last post ring in my ears today too. Thankyou so much for sharing your hearts!! Feast your eyes on these sweet ladies that I adore and then a little snippet of devotional regarding a "NOT TO DO LIST"............I think you will like it.

Recently, I've been reading a book by Shauna Niequist (Bittersweet) and was interested when she said she was an avid list maker and finally had enough, when one day noticed she had written "Do everything better" on her list. Toxic was the word she used to describe this. I agree. We can become so very Toxic this time of year, can't we? Shauna suggested making a "Not to do" list. These are things (for December and all year) that keep us busy but don't help us to necessarily celebrate Life.

How about focusing on what has been done, and not what is left to be done this Season. How about buying Lasagna at Sams instead of homemade.........but baking cookies because you love that instead. KNOW what gifts God has given you and use them. We will all stand accountable for what we have been given one day. Did we do what we could do, and only when we could do it? Did we sit tight and just breathe and give ourselves grace when we need it? Did we use and share our gifts and PASSIONS to embrace life and move forward when we can too, and be who we are truely created to be?

How about a Not to do list my friends?! I will come up with mine and share soon............this may be tricky! You enjoy your day, wherever you are and feel the hug and encouragement to sit tight if that is what you need today. xoxo


Kristin said...

So, I miss you friend. Please email me and let me know what you are up to. Would love to just catch up and hear about the high school ministry you are involved in. I want to do something like that after January and would love to just hear your perspective.

Know you are thought of.

Praying you a blessed and full of joy Christmas.

Heather said...

I am loving the "NOT" to do list...such a good idea!! I am a huge list maker and I always beat myself up for not completing them...but they are SO LONG and overwhelming some days.