We've been decorating for Christmas. It's fun, but it's a mess and always seems to be a flurry of energies that compound as I make small piles to give to a thrift shop or pass to Liv or Mom for gleaning in an attempt to rid out and simplify. I love Christmas stuff and I am learning to love simplicity, but simplicity is not as simple as I think it should be which could be a subject for a series of complex blog posts.
Does simplicity own three glue guns in 3 colors and varied temperatures or does simplicity own only one? Or is simplicity knowing where to get hands on a glue gun and the glue sticks then get it plugged-in and fired-up in less than 3 minutes? These and other questions continue to develop my quest for a simpler (merrier, more relaxed, less complicated and less stressed) therefore more enjoyable Christmas preparation with time to sit down to savor a cup of Christmas tea and ponder more the simple, yet profound truth, that
"Within a crib my Savior lay,
a wooden manger filled with hay,
Come down for love on Christmas Day;
all glory be to Jesus!"
My desire is that even in the busyness and complicated flurry of this season, I would simply "Be still and know that He is God."
Pictured below is Busyness and Transformation: We had a wreath with creamy white bulbs, but the bulbs had become yellowed and looked... (Yellow snow came to mind.) So Mike and I replaced them with blue bulbs and some beaded garland. Thanks to Mike for his help with design and construction!