Look at this sweet mama--while everyone is eating and celebrating, she is attending to her children--
and they are so very blessed because they had a mama who loved them and prepared herself with a mind and heart
to serve, love and care for them.
Even as we clothe our homes with beauty and decoration, we cook and prepare our favorite tastes and treats to prepare for a family feast, and we have all sorts of expectations building up,
we must also prepare our hearts, yield our expectations to the Lord, and become a facilitator of love, patience, peace and grace in our homes through out all of the moments.
"And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
Messes, tiny disasters, upsets are just a natural part of life in a home where there are lots of people and family rollicking around. But the mama who has prepared for all possibilities and has decided ahead of time to manage these moments with grace, light and bringing peace, will have a more joyful and blessed holiday with all of her loved ones. Enjoy your week!