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Having Realistic Expectations for Christmas

Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus, but somehow we have tangled in there other expectations. If we kept the true meaning of Christmas at the center of our minds, we would not have any unrealistic expectations. But, we all do it–create in our minds the “perfect little Christmas.” ...

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Can We Please Kill Super Mom?

Somebody recently asked my daughter to tell what her favorite Bible verse was. She said, and I quote, “Whatever that one about God knowing all about you, and loving you anyway. You know, that one that is on my mom’s tattoo on her foot.” (Ps. 139) Not exactly the Sunday ...

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Lining Up Expectations with Scripture

The forecast for today:  102 degrees.  A transplant to the south, the heat is something I have to prepare myself for.  The forecast helps me; I know what to expect and plan accordingly.  Not every expectation works out quite so well.  Plans go awry, wishes aren’t always fulfilled, and more ...

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Right Kind of Expectations

You know how it is–The Big Day Blues.  Special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays (or how about the big one, Christmas?) … when big days roll around, there is a high level of energy that goes with it.  We have expectations.  We have ideas on how it’s “supposed” to go and although it’s not a ...

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