— 1 —

I wasn’t going to do a post.


Because…well, the why doesn’t matter.

— 2 —

I’m hearing great feedback from people who are using Welcome Baby Jesus for their families at Advent. I’m so glad!

— 3 —

And that leads, naturally, to the question that seems to be first on everyone’s list for me: How is MY Advent going?

— 4 —

Did I mention that I almost didn’t do a post?

Advent’s not going bad, mind you, it’s just…well, I’m glad to hear about how Welcome Baby Jesus is helpful and useful and inspiring for other families. I am unmotivated and uninspired this year. December is stacked with gift-giving and all the responsibilities that has behind it. Then there’s the ongoing discussion of when we decorate, whether I am faking this bah-humbug thing, and what else needs done.

— 5 —

All of this has led me to reflect, this first week of Advent, on the fact that feelings are not reality. How I feel, the reality inside my head, doesn’t matter.

— 6 —

It’s especially humbling to know that a book I wrote is leading people closer to Christ and helping them prepare for Christmas when I’m struggling in what feels like a special way.

Being an instrument of the Holy Spirit isn’t what I thought it would be, in other words.

I should have known there wouldn’t be trumpets blaring and fireworks explodingthere usually aren’t for me.

All the same, I’m humbled. Again and again.

— 7 —

In other news, I wrote about a great app (it’s free!), about a wonderful novel that you have a chance to win in Kindle version, and about holiday hangover as it relates to blogging. Phew. Now, to go try to wrestle some stuff done before the coffee runs out…

Visit Conversion Diary for more Quick Takes!