Life Lately According to my iPhone

Moments keep passing by. The hands of the clock are racing by on the wall beside me. With each bite of pumpkin pie, and every word around the dining room table another moment is spent. Thanksgiving is already over. How can time rush past so quickly, and still be pregnant with so many more minutes. Minutes full of laughter and tears, family, and bedtime stories by a warm fire.

In this season where there is so much rushing, I’m slowing down. I’m pausing long enough to find peace. I’m stopping long enough to delight. I don’t want to miss giving thanks. I don’t want to miss the greatest gift at Christmas time.

This morning the kids and I trotted into the bookstore in search of my Advent book. We already have theirs. After I found my little treasure of a book, I read them a story and then the train table stole their attention.

As I started my Advent reading from The Greatest Gift¬†this morning I agreed with Ann Voskamp, “I dont’ want a Christmas you can buy. I don’t want a Christmas you can make. What I want is a Christmas you can hold. A Christmas that holds me, remakes me, revives me, I want a Christmas that whispers Jesus.”