Nov 27, 2012


As the Christmas season approaches I have found myself getting in that frame of mind of being "overwhelmed" with my list of things to do! How about you? Of course I am one of those species that worries about not getting a full nights sleep too! You worry about not sleeping so therefore you are already anticipating that you won't sleep! Yeah, I know...crazy huh? I found myself in this same frame of mind yesterday except it was with my calendar! The more I looked at the dates circled for events, shopping, parties, meetings and etc. the more I found myself becoming overwhelmed! I kept thinking, "What can I give up? I've got to attend this event and go to that party or parties....I've got to do this and that and well I finally just closed the calendar and began to pray and ask God to speak to my heart.

 After I had prayed I decided to google some poems for Christmas so I could share it with some of our ladies at church. Boy or boy does God have a way of speaking to us....right when we need it! I would like to share it with you today.

Christmas is a special time
To reflect on Jesus Christ,
The wonder of His lowly birth
Brings meaning to our lives
There really is no other reason,
We celebrate this day,
The birth of God's precious Son
And the life, He willingly gave
 But so much seems to distract us
In the busy-ness of our lives,
We lose our focus in all the happenings,
Not knowing, we leave our Christ
We lose sight of the true meaning
As we endlessly rush about
Trying to find that perfect gift,
Seems to cloud our Savior out
We need to stop and reflect awhile
Remembering our precious Lord,
His birth, His life and sacrifice
And all that He stands for
For though the world may celebrate, 
It seems though for other reasons,
Let's keep in mind that Jesus Christ
Is the true meaning of the season. 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy              


  1. Great post Miss Cindy. Wonderful reminder. Selena Guest

  2. I love the last picture of Joseph, Mary and Jesus.I know what you mean about being overwhelmed. I was for a while but I can breath now. Love this post, Cindy!...Christine

  3. This is perfect...I am having some trouble with Christmas this year...too much busyness, too much that has nothing to do with the reason we celebrate christmas.Looking to simplify

  4. Thanks so much for the reminder. I'm overwhelmed right now, too...but not so much over CHRISTmas. But, that's just an added thing. I do love your owlie to-do list!!! So glad you've posted and thanks for sharing the poem. HOPE the rest of your week is great!

  5. Wonderful post! As women I think we all find ourselves overwhelmed this time of year.

  6. Oh I love the poem!
    Connie Royals

  7. I get overwhelmed at this time of year too!! it's good to be reminded to take a deep breath and step back from it all every once awhile!

  8. When I get overwhelmed...and I do from time to time...I know that I need to disentangle from what the world is telling me about Christmas. I purposely slow down and take time for a cup of tea, a bit of reading, listening to some Christmas carols with my feet up, praying. It helps to ground me again. And sleep has been coming much easier since I started reading at bed time again. By six paragraphs, I'm out like the proverbial light. ☺


So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy