An Out of Control Christmas

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131206_Christmas For some reason this week has been particularly difficult. I can't exactly pinpoint the cause but I'm guessing it has something to do with restarting our routines post-thanksgiving, digging out from our winter blast, and enduring our lovely subzero temperatures that came barreling in yesterday.

All along, December has been on our hearts. December/January is the goal we set for ourselves to finish raising our full financial support, and now that December is here, our goals have been weighing heavy on our minds. I don't usually share much about our ministry and what we're up to right now in this space, but many of you know Guy and I work in college ministry and thus raise our full financial support. We're down to the last 20-percent of our monthly financial goal for our ministry, and while I have been blown away by the Lord's provision over the course of the past year, I'm SUPER ready to be finished. Nothing would make me more happy then to see the finish line and finally begin working with students on campuses in the Milwaukee Metro area.

For maybe the first time ever, I'm aware of the fact of how little control I have. And it. is. tough. As December came in full force this week, it wasn't the shopping lists, decorations, or traditions that were weighing heavily on my mind; it was my great need for a Savior. The one who came and will come again. By his grace I am saved, I am loved, I am a daughter. He will carry us to the finish line, not myself.

This Christmas, I will praise the one who came. The one who is in control of all things.

 

In these weeks, I am ever so thankful for the body of women, sisters in Christ, who show up and write each day to glorify Him. Their words were incredibly encouraging to myself this week so I couldn't help but share them with you all. Have a beautiful December weekend.

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