Today is the day many gather to share words written on a topic picked for Five Minute Friday. The challenge is to write for five minutes not worrying about getting everything just right. It's a chance to have fun and just write. Today's topic is the word prepare.
I love this time of year. I really do, but often when December comes around I feel very unprepared. Every year I plan to have all the Christmas presents bought early so that I can relax as the time draws near.
Usually what really happens is that I am rushing around at the last minute trying to find stocking stuffers and other gifts for our rather large family.
My preparations are not really in line with how I want to be or feel.
This year I am not ready either as far as gifts and decorations or parties or food goes, but something is different this year.
I am not stressing about how it's all going to work out.
I have prepared somewhat by having our Advent wreath out, and we are trying to have readings every evening. We don't always get to it, but there is no pressure.
I am trying to prepare my heart, not because I expect Jesus to come again as a baby, but because I want to remember the miracle of his coming to earth.
I want to prepare my heart to receive his blessings anew, because every day he gives more gifts.
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