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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Monthly Wrap-up + Planning Ahead

I'm having a really hard time wrapping my head around the idea that Christmas is this month. This month is a bussssyyyyy month for Hunter and I. Between Jesus' birthday, other friends' birthdays, a wedding, Christmas parties, graduation parties, and just the general fact that it's a holiday month, I can honestly say we're going to be thoroughly enjoying this month!
Before I get too ahead of myself, let's take a look back at the goals I set for November and measure my skeeeellsss (skills, for people who don't speak my language):

  • Try to really buckle down on ministry things for Quincy such as youth stuff or finding a program that helps abused women. We've planned a few ideas for reaching out to the community of Quincy. One of those things involves cookies and spending time with folks on Christmas morning. We're very excited to put our ideas into action!
  • Forget running, at least go walking with that hubs of mine. Not only will we feel better but we'll feel better - win win eh? Does walking all over the woods pre-hunt season, setting up stands and trail cameras count??
  • Knock some Christmas shopping out. I can't get over the fact that Christmas is next month. So we've decided to not spend money on ridiculous junk for people, but rather make or purchase things that go for a good cause. For example, have ya'll checked out this company?!
  • Complete the paperwork and have my last name legally changed over. Moving from the front of the alphabet to the back ya'll! I'm totes digging my new last name :)

Looks like I had a pretty good month of goals huh? For this next month I only have one goal:
Praise Jesus for He is our King.
I think people have a tendency (myself included) to get so wrapped up (pun intended) in the materialistic things of Christmas and completely lose sight of the importance and the magnitude of Christmas. I want to be intentional in my thoughts and actions this Christmas when it comes to loving like Jesus does, and putting myself into the true Spirit of Christmas. Sure, I'm going to decorate our tree and sing those carols. But I'm also going to remember why I'm singing and dancing and decorating. It is by the grace of God alone through His Son Jesus that I can do all of these things. Let's rock December's socks off shall we?
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  1. Good luck with the new last name! That is never a fun process!!!! Hope it goes smoothly!