I was up at 4:50am on Christmas morning (way before Santa) and began my morning with the birthday God (feels weird to say birthday boy?). I spent time reading about sin. "What was that Caren? On Christmas day you just dove into sin?" Yes, yes I did. Here is why: I feel that our world really hates or is uncomfortable with that word. It's too revealing, too abrasive perhaps, and requires us to take a closer look into our intentions. So, instead we say "that was a slip up or mistake." A mistake is something I unintentionally do where as sin is intentional. The reality is, if I don't see (or want to see) the true meaning of sin, I will miss out and perhaps never understand the heights of God's love and grace. Why did Jesus bother coming down from Heaven if sin didn't exist? So, I spent time that morning reflecting and repenting. I don't want to run, hide, or try to cover up my sin anymore. Instead, I am humbling myself and acknowledging where I fall short while simultaneously experiencing God's love, strength, and grace!
The fun continued as the family was up around 10 and we spent time opening gifts and sharing some laughs! One of the most special gifts I received was Graham's grandmother's wedding band, which was re-sized to fit me (shout out to anyone else with a 3 3/4 ring size!). I absolutely love my wedding set but there is something about simplicity that I just can't help but desire. Also, my family in love knows me well as I got MANY mindful coloring books ;) They can tell I have been a tad stressed! Swell water bottles are the top picture! They are the real deal and keep your liquids either hot or cold for a LONG time! No one missed that colon blow cereal up top right? The laughs were unstoppable after that.
A Bit About ME!
Hey friend! My name is Caren and I am so glad you stopped by! This blog is a bit of my corner on the internet where I share honest thoughts about my faith journey, fitness journey, doctor wife journey, and motherhood journey. ALL of it! The good bad and ugly! I pray that something I share encourages you today!