We’re so inspired by each and every one of you, and pray that you remember that there’s no perfect way to do this journal, or to study Scripture, or to “do” Advent.
If you think you’re behind, you’re not. You are doing what you can do, and God sees that. Plus, if you have days to finish after Advent, perhaps your Christmas season will be made all that much richer and beautiful!
If you think you’re failing because you don’t fill out each and every box, you’re not. You’re spending time reflecting and soaking in God’s Word, and that is what matters!
If you think your life is just altogether too messy to even invite Jesus into, it’s not. He offers Himself in the Word to each and every one of us, no matter how broken, disorganized, or messy our lives are.
So keep on keeping on, friends! And remember these words from Heather @realcatholicmom
: “If things are feeling a bit fuzzy or frazzled or funky or frantic for you during this ‘most wonderful time of the year’ ... please-don't be afraid to invite Jesus to come in anyway. He's the kind of Friend who walks in, hugs you for as long as you need, hears your choked sobs of sorrow and penitence, then grabs the nearest broom and gets to work.” Amen, Heather!
Thank you to the following women for sharing more beautiful photos: @blessedandbusy
, and @trinajean
Keep tagging your pics with #takeupandread
—we’ll share more next weekend!