Motherhood is a journey of love, doubts, and divine presence. Discover the divine wisdom that guided Mary through the uncertainties of motherhood and how those parallel with the stories, fears, and assurances of mothers today. Read more and gain insights that will transform your perspective on the beautiful adventure of being a mom!
Never have I felt such awe as when I gave birth to my son. At Christmas, I think of Mary and her expectant heart. Mary maintained great expectancy of what God could and would do. Do we maintain such expectancy? What are you expecting God to do this Christmas?
In the whirlwind of holiday festivities, the weight of unmet expectations can cast a shadow on our experiences and relationships. It’s undeniable that these expectations significantly contribute to the holiday blues. Have you ever found yourself unconsciously crafting expectations, whether of others or yourself? Read more for ways to release those unmet expectations so that you enjoy the holiday season more.
When the holiday spirit brings loneliness, remember the promise: You are never invisible to God. As we recount the story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus, we realize that, like them, God sees and provides. He’s promised to never leave us alone. We may feel invisible but we are seen by God.
There is no doubt: unfulfilled and unspoken expectations can impact our experiences and relationships. This is especially true during the holidays where they are a major contributor to the blues. Have you ever realized you were making expectations of others or yourself? There is a way to surrender your expectations and gain grace, peace and contentment in exchange.