Can a perfect God “fill my cup”? Video

Lord Fill My Cup

Here in the U.S., Thanksgiving is fast approaching! And before we know it, the Christmas season will push Thanksgiving right on out of the way! With all that “pushing, shoving, and stuffing” heading your way, you’ll need to listen as Beth turns her attention from sloppy marriage expectations to sloppy “family” expectations and frustrations.

Even with all the feasting we’re going to be doing this season, we very often feel that our “cup” is empty.  Then we end up responding out of our deprivation to family and friends, rather than out of thankfulness and grace. Beth shares how she’s going to approach this common problem and wants you to hold her accountable!

Check this out …

 

 

What part of the holiday season is hardest for you?

 

What has helped you the most to remain focused on our perfect God and not the imperfections of others? 

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Linking up with – Marriage Mondays,  Making Your Home Sing,  Unforced Rhythms,  Sunday Stillness,  Sharing His Beauty  and  Playdates with God

  • Linda

    This is the first time in years that I’ll be the one putting the big ol’ bird in the oven.
    There’s alot going on in our family right now and I just want to, somehow,
    bless the ones I can. Pure and simple. I’m no Martha Stewart … and my dad
    looked just a bit horrified when I told him that I was going to be cooking the
    turkey the day before and heating it up in broth the next day to cut down on
    the stress of pulling a big meal together.

    Whatever.

    Praying for non-stop grace, a guarded mouth, and a great big helping of a sense of humor.

    And YOU can hold me accountable, ok?

    Peace. And hugs.

    • Yay! You’re my first “accountability partner” in this latest challenge, Linda! And you’ve got your work cut out for you, girlfriend! Who knows … you may just discover the best way to make a turkey extra juicy and flavorful. It’s true that some foods taste better after they’ve “sat” awhile–I suppose, stewing in their juices! I hope that doesn’t end up describing you, my friend! ha! I’ll pray for you on this rare hostessing
      occasion. Gotta have a little extra grace for the hostess of the fine feast!
      Hugs to you and don’t forget to ask me how I did! 😉

  • Hi Beth! How fun to see you via this wonderful video. Thank’s for ‘telling it like it is’! We are all under so much pressure to be perfect, and you are so right, it only makes it worse!!
    (You are NOT aggravated all the time, I don’t believe it.)
    May I also stop and breathe in the busyness!
    From Unforced Rhythms,
    Ceil

    • Thanks so much for coming by, Ceil! I really appreciate it and love the photo in the header of your blog! Wow! I want to go there! I do hope you have a blessed and not stressed Thanksgiving (if you’re in the U.S.) and thanks also for thinking I’m not always a “turkey!” Although I sure can sprout wings that don’t fly and strut my stuff when it’s simply “stuffing” falling out! ha!

  • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    Good morning, Beth.

    I have a challenge for the holidays – my wife tells me that a severe episode of pain and blood loss has resulted in a loss of memory. Most of the past 15 to 25 years are gone.

    She has showed me how to use the computer and the Internet thing, and I am using it to try to come back. I found the connection to your short film in m “inbox”; you are familiar, but not quite completely placed in context. Likewise, this place in the Internet seems familiar, but recall is very dim.

    I also have had trouble recalling my wife’s name, and her place in my life. I am told this uncertainty will disappear in a short time, and that I will have significant recall.

    Nonetheless, I did find your film interesting, and would like to wish you will in your quest to acknowledge the primacy of the Almighty in this holiday season.

    My experiences have been different, and while I will forbear to describe them, I am simply pleased to be alive. That is blessing enough.

    I hope that you have a wonderful holiday. Please pardon the awkward writing. I am very tired, and it is hard to concentrate.

    • Oh dear, Andrew! I hate to hear this. I was wondering when you said last week that you didn’t feel well–what that might mean. I will pray that your memory returns quickly and completely and that you sense God’s comfort and nearness all around you! You are loved as my brother in Christ and my friend! 🙂

      • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

        Hello Beth,

        Thank you very much – I appreciate the kind and warm thoughts.

        I did see your comment on the “Blessed Are the Pure Of Heart” blog, but could not work out how to reply. My attempts availed me nothing. I do thank you for reading it.

        Fortunately I seem to be several essays ahead, from what I can make out, so I have some time to, hopefully, recover.

  • Despite the busyness, the tiring chores, the stress, I wish you and your family one epic Thanksgiving night. 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Lux! Nice to have you stop by! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well!

  • I watched this on my phone yesterday and it made me smile!

    • Awww, aren’t you so sweet, Nannette! I love that! And that’s exactly what I’d be doing if I saw your smiling face in front of me too! Thanks, sweet friend and Happy Thanksgiving!