As I picked row after row in bright August sun, I paused to watch as my two sons played in their sandbox right outside the garden gate, happily digging in the dirt. I suddenly realized that the beans were the same as my boys: full of surprises and reasons for gratitude, always one more to be found if I looked twice.
I’d always believed that Advent was about preparing for what lies ahead, pausing in winter darkness to welcome the light. But when we started to journey through the dark years of infertility, waiting took on a weightier meaning…[and] when I discovered the surprise, the total shock of new life fluttering deep within me, I caught a different glimmer of Advent’s waiting.
With all your holiday to-dos, have you made time and space for what’s most important? As the Christian seasons of Advent and Christmas are right around the corner, here are 4 simple ideas to make time for Scripture during this festive, full, and sometimes frantic season of our lives as mothers.
Do you ever feel like you have nothing to add on the topic of patience because you haven’t developed “a perfectly Zen attitude towards life’s troubles”? Join author Laura Kelly Fanucci as she examines how having a willingness to suffer might be the key to finding a bit more patience in our own lives.