Matthew 6:34

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.”

Put up your Christmas Tree

Small back story. Last week I spoke about life being a constant process. That post resonated with me so well as I am in my senior year as an undergraduate. I believe I know what I want, but I honestly have no clue what will happen. Thinking about my college experience took me back four years. I thought of the weird things that college pushed me to do. Things like taking 7-minute naps. Maybe a 12-minute nap if I was feeling wild. Eating ice cream and hot Cheetos for breakfast. I assumed by the time I was a senior, I would have it all together. I laugh in a puddle of tears when I think of how foolish my freshman self was. College helped shape me in good ways of course. It hasn’t all been bad. So what did it push me and my friends to do last weekend? Celebrate Christmas early.

 

Christmas Spirit

 

 

I hung out with Keona, my best friend and sister in Christ last weekend. We followed the normal routine of our weekend fellowship, home cooked meal and movie marathon. Meal for the weekend was shrimp and beef alfredo, garlic bread, and brownies. Movies consisted of some bad British TV series that we gave up on 20 minutes into viewing it. As we sat there wondering what else to do. Keona had brought up the idea of putting up her Christmas tree early. Anyone who loves Christmas knows that Christmas anything can make any situation better. So that is exactly what we did. This is the finished product. It took a while between the brownie breaks and random dance breaks to Christmas music. But it got done. The atmosphere of Christmas was definitely in the air.  No Christmas tree is complete without various decorations placed around the house. Those pictures I placed below.

This post was short and lighthearted but still meaningful to me. All my posts are, but I feel like God is nudging me in the direction of encouraging others. The semester is 3/4 of the way over and I know it gets much harder in the end. Projects are all of a sudden due at the same time. You have to study for finals while getting 8 hours of sleep, exercise 3X a week and maintaining a healthy diet and social skills. It can be extremely overwhelming. But don’t worry, God is your determining factor. Fight for your grades until the very end and do not worry about it. God has it under control. If you find yourself worrying, pray, meditate, and put up your Christmas tree early. Until next time, stay blessed:)

 

Psalm 16:8

“I have set the Lord continually before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

 

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One Reply to “Be Free: Put up Your Christmas Tree”

  1. The decorations look great. I think I will put my tree up early too. Maybe December 1st! I have yo haul it from the basement first!! :). Love baby girl!!

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