Monday, December 19, 2011

God is in my Glitter: A Re-Post


Three trees, one tree, half a tree, no tree-
it matters not.
Decorating for Christmas is so rewarding to me, I thought that I would identify why.
*It is about who I am because of what I enjoy .
*It breaks the boundary of the world’s reason for the season.

*It reminds me- in my own quirky way-
that if I were lucky enough to be in that manger- AT THAT MOMENT-
I would , in my own way,
to show love and gratitude and humility, say,
“Let’s move this here. Wouldn’t this be more comfortable? Do you need anything? What can I do to help?”
*In that manger, I would be (I often am) a Martha in a Mary’s world-
but it occurs to me that God knows that, and I believe HE loves me anyway- even in all of my attempts to

bedazzle things around me.

HE knows my poinsettias are red and gold and sometimes pink.

*I understand Martha’s need to fix and arrange and prepare and beautify.
I think Martha needs a shout out-

“Hey Martha, I understand why you think you need to be in the kitchen- I get it.

Here is what works for me though- when the party is over and your gift of hospitality has weakened your spirit,

Jesus likes to sit on the couch with us and prop his feet up too. 

Those are the best conversations.
HE really does get what drives us.
When I say to HIM, ‘I can’t believe she said that’,

or ‘why didn’t she come?’,

HE rolls his eyes and says
‘You are tired, let it go.’
And then we laugh.
*I know the world thinks God is not in the glitter, but HE is in mine.

Merry Christmas Everyone!
You are all wonderful.

Enjoy every minute of this wonderful season.

I’ll be back in a bit.

I am off to enjoy the glitter.



joanne said...

that is so pretty! I missed it the first time but I'm so glad I didn't this time around. I'm also glad I found your sweet blog this year...I've enjoyed it so very much. Merry Christmas Laura..;j

trash talk said...

Just like a secret family sauce, some things are better the second time they're served up. Thank you for bringing a favorite of mine back to the table.
Got to go now...I think I have some glitter in my least I hope I do.
Merry Christmas L.B.

Pondside said...

Merry Christmas to you, Laura! Enjoy all the glitter and sparkle of these holiest of Holy Days!!

Mourning Dove Farm said...

Loved this post!

Theresa said...

God is in my glitter too:) I love this post! I believe that God sits with me on my sofa, rolls his eyes at me a LOT and stays by side NO matter what:)

Have a blessed day my friend, enjoy your Christmas and all that glitters around you! HUGS!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Fantastic! Such absolutely true and soothing words. Thanks for reposting this. I was in the midst of posting about my glitter addiction. I will now send folks back here to read your post!

Richella Parham said...

Beautifully put! Yes, God knows just exactly what makes you tick, and He loves you just the way you are--including glitter! What a gift to have His love for us and his desire to be with us. Thank you for sharing this!

Connie said...

You made my day! Thank you for bringing a smile to my face and a happy tear to my eye! Merry Christmas sweet lady!!

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

Loved this post!
He sure does enjoy watching us create and enjoy our homes and blessing Him while doing it.
Merry Christmas to you!
Joy, hope, peace, love, and (of course) glitter.

Vintage Gal said...

Laura ~ This post is so true ~ thank you for the reminder that he is always with us and he always listens to us. I wish you and your family peace, joy, love and all things good over the CHRISTmas holidays and in the new year ;-)

June said...

I adore you Laura. You say what I feel. I feel no guilt in the decorating I do, because I know who I do it for! He is my glitter too!
hugs from here...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these words. you've nailed it!

Linda said...

Beautiful words Laura :)

Wishing you a very very merry christmas, all the best for 2012!

56steps said...

Just what I needed to hear.

Merry Christmas

deb mills said...

wonderful post, laura. so true. i continue to follow and enjoy your blog. have a wonderful christmas!

Sue said...

wow you put into words so much of who I am, thank you.

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