I know I said I would be taking a break from blogging, but it feels like a season missed without stopping in to wish you a merry Christmas and joyful start to the New Year. This break has been good. You know how hard things sometimes turn into the best decisions? Slowing down and living simpler, and being more in the moment, has been good for my soul. I didn't realize how often I was so "go-go-go", and taking one little thing like blogging out of the picture for now has made me just "go-go". (And maybe this break has been detrimental to my writing, but hey, there could be worse things.)
We've had time for coffee dates and reading books, spending time with close friends and babysitting little ones. There have been house guests and sitting around tables, games of gin rummy and talks of the future. There has been the busiest time at work, but also the most whimsical. First winter snowfalls and night strolls through our neighborhood. Slowing down has made this season brighter.
We are still in search of a home church, so the meaning of Christmas and the celebration of Jesus has been one that's required me digging into my Bible and being disciplined to not overlook or get distracted by everything else that can easily take time from the true focus of this time of year. My hope is that believer or not, you find meaning in this season. May it be merry and filled with a time to slow down and reflect. See you in 2015!