The Crisis of Christmas

The Crisis of Christmas

The Crisis of Christmas  

Christmas is supposed to be a wonderful time of year, sprinkled with memory making, family togetherness, and meaningful experiences.

It’s SUPPOSED to be.

For this mama, the annual joy of Christmas is also mixed with stress, frustration, and much guilt-tripping as I make my way into the New Year.

You see, there is the KNOWLEDGE that Jesus is the reason for the season.  There is the REALIZATION that I shouldn’t sweat the small stuff.  There is even a major EFFORT to stay intently focused on the depth and beauty of the journey and the glory of God being encased in flesh so that I can know Him fully.

But there is also the stress of finances. There is the overwhelming amount of creative ideas on Pinterest – none of which I seem to be able to make happen. There are the bars of perfectionism, guilt, and discontent that I erect around myself that then form a jail of negative voices which handcuff the very joy and peace that should be within my reach.

Christmas… every year… is a crisis situation in my heart…

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  1. Lisa H December 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this gracious reminder of the season’s true meaning! I’m leading a study group on Kingdom Woman beginning in January and am so looking forward to what God has in store to teach using your Dad & your insights. Appreciate all your tireless efforts to following God’s calling with the Kingdom Woman project. SO excited to get started…Have a glorious Christmas holiday season…may your heart find peace and be3 filled with joy as you focus our Lord & Savior’s precious love for you!

    • Chrystal December 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much for your encouragement. Merry Christmas!

  2. Elisha P. December 19, 2013 at 9:41 am - Reply

    This is so me:
    “Your lights may still not be completely on the tree.

    Your baked goods may still be an idea in the back of your head and not a reality available for the taking on your kitchen island.

    Your Christmas gifts may not be hidden yet in the back of your closet. In fact, the list of gift ideas for your loved ones may not yet even be written down.”

    Thank you so much for this; I’m exhaling:
    “So this is not a blog post to tell you how to get it right. This is not an encouraging letter written to tell all of the mommies, wives, daughters, sisters, or friends how to master the making of a great holiday.

    This post is to tell you that you are not alone.”
    Merry Christmas!

    • Chrystal December 19, 2013 at 10:17 am - Reply

      I’m glad that post encouraged you!

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