Thursday, December 6, 2012


   Women are champions of multi-tasking. This month, I'm surely heading for a gold medal. Not only do I have to buy presents for a large family but I have to get packed up to move to our new house on December 21, just in time for our daughters and their families to arrive for Christmas. On top of that I have to mail out photo cards, wrap presents, decorate, and bake cookies.
   My husband isn't such a mutli-tasker. He, instead, zeroes in on one thing and exerts all the considerable force of his energy towards accomplishing that goal. As soon as we decided to buy our new house I would ask him daily, "When are we going to move?". And he would say, "Not until after the first of the year". But I kept asking him because I knew what he would eventually say, "I think we can be moved in by Christmas". So here we are.
   I think Jesus must look down with sadness on His children here on earth. We have managed to turn the majesticaly simple time of His birth into a hectic, stressful conglomeration of materialistic consumerism. If I take a little time each day to sit quietly and listen to His voice, I can hear Him say, as He did to Martha, "there is only one thing worth being concerned about". "But the Lord said to her, "My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details. There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her", Luke 10: 41-42. NLT


  1. Hi Peggy,
    I hope and pray your move goes smoothly and you are able to have a siple Christmas with family. Congrats on your new home purchase.
    God bless,

  2. Blessings and love to you during this blessed Christmas holiday; multi-tasking will help to keep you organized and leave you time to relax and be in His Word as He helps things go smoothly for you! :)

  3. I totally receive your wish. Simple, simple! How exciting to move! My wish for you is that His peace will surround you as you pack and get ready for the Christmas celebration with your family. Lord, send some helpers Peggy's way!

    Hugs and Prayers!

  4. I wish I can agree that we are multi-tasker not until some days, it feels like I'm in my 90's...Just kidding.

    I remember the busyness of moving into another place. It could be overwhelming. But learning to slow down, prioritizing and just worrying about what's just in for that day helped us. The simplicity in Jesus...May we learn that life's simplest things are often the best. May you have a wonderful holiday and God bless your new place!

  5. I multi task. But I think a lof of it is to get everything done quickly. Period. Hugs to you Peggy.