It all started out with good intentions.
Let's simplify things this year.
Let's really focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
less hustle and bustle,
and less stress.
Sounds good doesn't it?
For "me" that also meant choosing new books I was interested in
to read through Advent.
I decided to once again go through Ann Voscamp's book
The Greatest Gift.
Then I chose two other new Advent books
as well as Advent Illustrated so I could also bible journal
my way through Advent as well.
Thing is; ...it's been annnnnnnnything but simple.
Mainly because of the book above.
The title is very significant for me.... and maybe in time I'll share why--
But as you can see by the cover; there are several authors for each day.
Some; I'd never heard of... and some of the day's readings are really long.
Normally that would still be fine but truth is..
I've had a really hard time grasping some of these devotions
I read... stop... shake my head... start over... stop...
pray... " and continue on....
There was a point I just wanted to say enough already- and
admit defeat with this one. But I press on and then something clicks and
before I know it my nose is pressed to the page and I'm dog earring and underlining...
and shaking my head again- only as a "yes I get it" nod instead of a wag...
I really thought I bit off more than I can possibly chew. Yet, I want more... and look forward to tomorrow.
If anyone reading here has read through this book or is in it currently;
please let me know.