Trek to the Manger (DQ16)

Trek to the Manger Ch 16We used to call them “busybodies.” That may not be the term these days, but I’m pretty sure we all know one. Someone who makes everyone else’s business theirs, but whose own house is in less-than-perfect order.

Seriously, though – whose house is in perfect order, anyways?! Not mine. Not by a long shot.

A critical spirit has the power to dim the lights in any relationship. When was the last time you experienced a “power outage” due to criticism? (Ponder this one in your head.)

How might you turn that energy-drain around and invest some creativity into the lives of others this week? Who needs encouraging words? Whose burden can you share, and how?

We are more than halfway through our Advent-ure, yet this is where the going gets tough. Schedule creep is happening. Stress is rising. The list is long and the energy is waning. Hold your course, Trekkers! Follow that star!


4 thoughts on “Trek to the Manger (DQ16)

  1. I love the question today because I made it my goal about a year ago to make the effort to invest creativity into the lives of others by giving encouraging words, encouraging hugs, Etc. I love to give a hug when someone looks like they need one, I’ve given a note to someone that just said hi in the middle of a meeting when they look like they needed something, I’ve left a little cards for people. Not only does it help the people you do it for, it helps me. Just taking that little bit of time to show somebody “Hey you’re important” makes my heart feel good.

    • I know I sure benefit from the expressions of love & appreciation I receive from others! Ultimately, I am so much more receptive to help and correction if I have also received genuine encouragement from a person.

      Thanks for weighing in on today’s question, Michelle!

      • …and yesterday, Michelle and her family, brought communion to Mike and I at our home! ♡ I am still smiling…

        For me, your question reminds me of how important it is for me to NO GET SUCKED IN to the negative talk at work. It is a daily challenge that is amplified during the holiday season. This was a good self check for me.
        Mike is home and doing well! Thank you for your prayers! He starts physical therapy today.
        Hugs and love to you!

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