Break is just one day away with only a few more tests to grade and a few more grades to enter in the electronic gradebook. This past week especially with all the tragedy in Newtown, I have been thinking about how God wants us to come to him as we are. Christmas is the perfect example of wise man and shepherds both coming to the Savior as they are. Here are a few blogs that have inspired and convicted me this past month.
The first is from Lysa TerKeurst on How Do I Pray for the Families of Sandy Hook. Great reminder of how to pray for those who are hurting.
Good news in the midst of a week of bad news.
From Simple Homeschool, Newtown as I Know It.
This one actually made me and my daughter cry happy tears. Moments That Restored Our Faith in Humanity This Year.
A post for all who are feeling tired this season and can't figure out why from WellGounded Life: Feeling Lazy and Ininspired.
Lastly, sometimes I am so ready to talk but what if I was always so ready to listen. This is something I have been working on over the last few years but not sure if I am making progress. Here are some great reminders from Desiring God: Give Others the Gift of Being Slow to Speak
Dear God, May we seek you this season and come as we are with hands wide open. May we lift up our brothers and sisters who are hurting and bring them to you. May we take time to slow down and reflect on your goodness this year and take time to rest in the midst of a busy season. God, help me to listen well. In Jesus name, Amen