It’s the middle of the second week of Advent. The thought of expectant waiting in the middle of the week can be overwhelming. Most of us have schedules and to-do lists that keep the middle of the week loud and busy.
It can be a challenge to find a quiet space in the regular non-holiday middle of the week when the to-do list has become longer rather than shorter.
Most of us add rather than subtract things to do.
Choosing to be intentionally focused during the advent days . . . trying to take time to experience a quiet moment and think on the the gift of expectant waiting . . . can seem unreasonable and impossible by the time we come to the middle of the week.
TableThink Wednesday: Doing What’s Ours To Do
Busyness does not mean we are doing what’s ours to do.
In fact, the pressure of doing too much often is a distraction from engaging purposefully with the “why” of our life.
It takes resolve and determination to press on despite distractions to do what’s ours to do.
It’s not always easy; however, keeping focused on our “why” is essential.
The thing is . . . our “why” of life . . . means nothing without love.
A key element of our “why” is love: Love God. Love self. Love others.
What’s yours, mine, and ours to do?
Listen . . .
Think On This . . .
When I’m asked to officiate a wedding, I advise couples to focus on their marriage rather than on the wedding day.
Most agree with me; however, the focus, time, and energy usually remains on the day rather than on their marriage.
The same can be true for Christmas.
There’s a tendency to spend a great deal of time, energy, and money to “get ready” for Christmas.
Christmas is more than a day.
When you get down to it, Christmas is the ongoing story of uncontainable-ongoing love, giving reason to celebrate Christmas every. single. day.
Light Two Candles
Today . . . light the candle symbolizing hope and light the candle symbolizing love . . . tell the ongoing Christmas story of Love and how it all came together.
Celebrate God’s love.
Perspective . . .
- Advent: Sunday, December 1 . . . Hope
- Advent: Monday, December 2 . . . Hope
- Advent: Tuesday, December 3 . . . Hope
- Advent: Wednesday, December 4 . . . Hope
- Advent: Thursday, December 5 . . . Hope
- Advent: Friday, December 6 . . . Hope
- Advent: Saturday, December 7 . . . Hope
- Advent: Sunday, December 8 . . . Love
- Advent: Monday, December 9 . . . Love
- Advent: Tuesday, December 10 . . . Love
- Advent: Wednesday, December 11 . . . Love
We are anticipating great days ahead as we continue to prepare for launching our new website, online community, and more. We have encountered some obstacles which has delayed our launch until February 2020. We hope you will join us in praying for what more God has for all of us in this time of waiting.
TableThink’s Four Essential Elements Of Living
1. Meaning. 2. Purpose. 3. Fulfillment. 4. Influence.
- I will live a meaningful life. I will: Love God. Love myself. Love others.
- I will live a purposeful life. I will: Align. Assimilate. Activate.
- I will live a fulfilled life. I will: Inspire. Innovate. Invest.
- I will live an influential life. I will: Live.
TableThink’s Weekly Rhythm, Routine, And Ritual
- Routine: A regular and fixed weekly best practice.
- Rhythm: A sequenced pattern of living.
- Ritual: A set apart time and space for meaningful and sacred moments.
- It’s our mission to invest our time and energy in serving you with inspiration and innovation to live the best in your exceptional life.