Christmas Challenges

My day started at 8:15 am when I arrived at the High School for my daughters 2nd Nutcracker performance.  

Finished by 12 noon and off to lunch. 

Then I was informed by my daughter that we will need to pick up her friend at said High School at 2:45 pm.  That would be in 45 minutes.  

But we cannot go back for the 5:30 pm rehearsal for another 45 minutes. 

45 minutes pass at Dunkin Donuts drinking coffee.  It’s cold outside. Brrrrr

Back to the High School where upon arrival my daughter informs me that she forgot 2 costumes back at the church.  WHAT?  Then my wife informs me that she needs something printed off her computer.  Ahhhhhhh!  

Drive there, drive back.  Get ready to take pictures of my daughters dance rehearsal practice.  

Hope to be home by 10 pm.  

I want off at the next exit.

1 Cor. 14:33 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. 

How to keep Christmas challenges from ruining your day. 

#1 Don’t let the, “surprises” ruin your attitude.  I have to admit I growled a lot when I discovered that I had to drive back to the church.  But I am not going to let it ruin my evening. 

#2 Don’t forget your, “Why.”  Today I get to watch my daughter dance with grace and style.  It is a thing of beauty to me.  A little chaos is worth this. 

#3 This too shall pass.  My life isn’t like this everyday.  So what I had to drive back to the church.  So what if I’m exhausted.  I’ll live. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, guide me through my day. Chaos and all.  AMEN