Advent Devotions for Moms

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For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:

and the government shall be upon his shoulder:

and his name shall be called Wonderful,

Counselor,

The mighty God,

The everlasting Father,

The Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9:6

It’s pretty simple during this season to be aware of  concrete evidence of the love of God. It’s in every gift, every plan we make, every smile we aim to see. It’s in the smiles strangers give us, or the unexpected gift, or the moments we take to wind down because we’ve worked hard to pull off a holiday to remember.

But in the days to come our attention will turn to additional busy-ness, making life changes and resolutions. We will focus on where the next sale is, the best deal, back to work, and then Valentine’s Day (the chocolates for that are already out in the aisles).

But even in the craziness that will come back to our lives, we can find the Counselor… who will help us understand what changes we can make for ourselves and our families.

When we are worn because our kids need more than we can offer, we can find Everlasting Father… who will father them when we simply run out of steam (and also father us when we need help).

Let’s keep our eyes expectantly open.  He is in the center of every moment to come.

The photo for this devotional was a latte I splurged on Saturday before Christmas. It took ten minutes to receive. I could have been impatient or not chosen gratitude but I knew the barista was working hard and thanked her for all she did. When I got to my seat,  I looked again at the art I was holding to find a heart right in the center.

Wonderful…Prince of Peace...love even in the center of this mug.

In the days to come, including tomorrow when the serenity escapes us and the laughter dies down, commit to looking for the heart in the center…

That’s where the everlasting love will be. Every time.

Thank you for taking time to read these mini-meditations during this season.  The focus on faith and family hallenged us to make wiser, more focused decisions this season. Not changes that take a lot of time, but a shift in perspective. I hope you’ve found just what you needed this season.

Looking forward to keeping the joy going into 2014 with more regular posts, plans, courses! Stay tuned – we’re just getting started!

With Gratitude and Joy, Vikki

 

Advent Devotions for Moms