Saturday, December 22, 2012
As mentioned before we have a lot of big hits to our budget. In the midst of all that annoyance, we found out that I had miscalculated the tithing. We had not paid enough in for our upcoming settlement. We would have to report this to our church. Humbling. Discouraging. We have been cutting every corner we could making minimum payments, forgoing groceries and using food storage, cutting the entertainment, everything. We rolled coins, we even withheld allowance for chores that are rarely performed any how. We scrimped and scrapped and we did it. We got the money together to make up for my miscalculations. I feel the love this Christmas. The warm cozy feeling of knowing you are doing the right thing. The warmth of the Spirit, whispering reassurances on truths long ago impressed on the heart. Whispering that all will be well when faith is exercised. My favorite type of learning is spiritual gifts from the Spirit.
Christmas is magical when the love of the Savior is very evident to me. I have enjoyed being less distracted by life this week and being able to hear the lessons being taught. My heart is full of joy. I hope I remember these lessons often. A Merry Christmas it will be.