Are you currently in a challenging season? Is it difficult to choose joy this Christmas? For many years, choosing joy at Christmas was very difficult for me (and sometimes still is). I’m sharing my experience at The Humbled Homemaker today, along with seven ways to intentionally choose joy at Christmas.
Christmas can be a difficult season for me. I’m more inclined to plug my ears when I hear “it’s a holly jolly Christmas” at the store, than push my cart with a little more pizzaz. Shopping stresses me out (thank you, Amazon), traveling exhausts me, and I’m more than ready to take our tree and decorations down the night of the 25th and get my home back in order (my husband talks me down every year).
My husband is a worship pastor, and with that high calling comes a long list of both blessing and sacrifice. December means extra rehearsals, Christmas parties, and responsibilities on Christmas Eve that take him away from our family. Wives and children of pastors and ministry leaders have a unique calling, and it can be extra difficult this time of year.
When loneliness tugs at your heart, like it often does mine, intentionally choosing joy at Christmas can be a challenge.
Read more at The Humbled Homemaker! Merry Christmas!