merry, merry or quite contrary?

Lest I give off the impression that my life is all circuses and birthday celebrations and warm, cozy holiday get-togethers, I just wanted to quickly share how I feel at the moment. Tired, overwhelmed, discouraged, frustrated, confused, a little angry, and a bit sad.

I know from past experience that these kinds of emotions typically stem from a self-centered focus. I’m feeling sorry for myself all over the place, and what I need to do is take a good look around me and 1.) realize all that I have and 2.) realize how bad life is for so many people.

I vow every year to have a relaxed, joyful December, and it never, ever happens.(I guess I shouldn’t throw in the towel four tiny days into the month.) As soon as I snap out of this, I’ll share a post full of Christmas cheer and one about my baby who turned six on Saturday.

I know what part of the problem is. Satan seems to attack extra hard when he knows we’re on the verge of doing something he’s going to hate. There’s a book coming out January 1st that, Lord willing, will inspire women everywhere with holy lust for their husbands and ignite fires in marriage beds across the nation (or at least in Ohio). I’m only partly kidding. Okay, maybe not at all. 🙂

I would be so grateful for a quick prayer that I would be a godly wife, mom, and woman in the coming days and weeks. Thank you!

13 thoughts on “merry, merry or quite contrary?

  1. lilriver

    “holy lust”.  it just sounds so …well, so lusty! i simply cannot wait to get my hands on this one.  Expect a thank-you from my husband in the mail.  🙂  praying for your heart to be filled with peace.

  2. ch1pch0p

    They didn’t have them all; they ran out. So I guess Joan just ordered extras of the ones they did have. (Tip: I have a little hotel bottle that I filled with the face wash, so I can take that with me when I’m not at home.)

  3. Marketer319

    Hmm…seems that Stinky Decembers are catching…mine has traveled through xanga to you.  I tell you what – I’ll try and have a positive attitude and NOT bite that annoying co-worker’s face off, if you’ll try too.  We can keep each other accountable for no face-biting.  🙂

  4. kkakwright

    gsowell and you are right.  Recognizing it for what it is (Satan) is so important in our daily battles.  It is absolutely Satan who attacks you at your weakest areas to see if you will break.  I prayed you won’t break. 🙂

    holy lust for their husbands and ignite fires in marriage beds across the nation…WOW!   Cannot wait to read this one Marla!

  5. gsowell

    I am praying for you! Recognizing the enemy is key in defeating him. Also remember what it says in all that armor of God stuff: our main job is to get dressed and then to stand. That’s it. I’m praying for you to stand tight as God’s chosen lady, the wife of Gabe, the mom of Ava and Livi and Nina, the author of His encouragement, the friend of Gail!

  6. YoYoYoder

    Hey I was the first to give you a comment for once! Woohoo!

    I’m excited about your book. And I can’t wait to hear about Livi’s birthday happenings! I have a crazy busy 2 weeks ahead of me and I’m looking forward to Christmastime with my precious family.

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