The Women Living Well Peace on Earth Challenge

Like my previous post, I also don't normally do these sorts of posts, but this one kind of spoke to me.

Courtney at Women Living Well has challenges from time to time, and this month, she has a nice and peaceful one.

On her site, she says,

"I do not want to wake up on December 26th to find an empty feeling of guilt and exhaustion because I was so busy with the details of Christmas that I never sat down alone to just adore my precious Savior during the celebration of his birth!

So let me introduce you to the "Peace On Earth" December Challenge. Each week I will give you one practical tip and one spiritual tip that will bring you peace here on earth during this hectic holiday season."
I'll let you go to her site to see all of the steps to the challenge, and I am hoping I can stay organized enough to remember to do each one and blog about them.  This is the first step:

"Today: Write at the top of your December calendar page - I Peter 5:7 "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." This will be a reminder every time you look at your calendar and feel anxious about all you have to get done - to pray. God cares for you. Release your worries to him and rest in him.

Also, go buy an extra large candle and light a candle everyday in your home in the month of December. I will be starting mine in the morning! But you can start yours at dinner time. I will be placing mine in the kitchen - the main hub of my home. Each time the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace in your home."

 I really feel like this is exactly the kind of thing I need. A daily (sometimes many times during one day) reminder that I need to just give it all to God and let Him take the anxiety and worry away. If you read my posts from last week, you know I am sure not handling the anxiety well myself.  But in addition to letting God handle the stress, I need to also work on finding my own peace as well.  One of the later steps sounds like it'll be a nice pampering time which I know I need, but never make time for.

((I am sorry I don't have any photos for today to show my pretty candle burning or my calendar, but one of the kids took the SD card adapter and no one can find it now.  Now to find that cord... hehe))

So, take a look at her blog if you don't normally already. She's definitely doing a lot of things right and is very blessed. Very much an inspiration. I do like keeping it real, and I get the "real" vibe from her (not like some Super-SAHM's I've found on blogs along the way.)

I am really looking forward to a simple, family-oriented, stress free holiday.