Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity (A book recommendation)

Lots of us get overwhelmed this time of year. Even though Christmas is my favorite holiday, I often stress myself out.

My default for December usually looks like this: 

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1) get excited and load my to-do list beyond human ability,

2) frantically try to complete the to-do list while being frustrated with lack of time to enjoy Christmas, and

3) throw away the list on December 26th, feeling like a failure for not being able to do it all.

Doesn’t really sound like peace on earth, goodwill to men, does it?
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Jesus Meets Us in Unexpected Places

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Ever had one of those life-changing, eye-opening moments? I was reminded of mine as I read the story of Saul’s encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus.

As a Pharisee, he was among the most respected and revered among his fellow Israelites. As a student of Gamaliel, he had a top-notch religious education. As a Roman citizen and son of prominent Benjamite parents, he enjoyed much more privilege than the average Jerusalem dweller.

No doubt, he was on track for High Priest someday. He had everything going for him.

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