The holidays at our house start out with great anticipation.  We look forward to our time in Lubbock regardless of the 12 hour trek…..Lots of cousins, aunts and uncles.  The morning of our departure, the younger kids get in the car a full hour before we leave.  We all have books and games and fully charged iPods.  This will be so fun! By the time we arrive, the books and games have missing pages or pieces.  The iPods are dead.  The snacks are gone or have turned to crumbs.  We are tired and grumpy.  Ahhhh….family time.2592618820_abb7d6505c

I Corinthians 10:31  “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 

I just hope that in everything I do, whether I am full of energy and organized or tired and worn out, I will bring honor and glory to God.  Some times are harder than other times to fulfill this scripture.  I am so thankful for God’s grace and mercy on me.

Sometimes I feel like this baby, I just want to lay down and cover my eyes.

By the time we left Lubbock, my patience was about gone.  I was ready for everyone in the car to be silent and happy…or at least asleep for our 12 hours home.  It was the hardest time for me to reflect the love and grace of our precious Savior.  I felt like this baby.  I was done.  I had nothing left.

What about you?  Did the holidays leave you spent or energized?