Wednesday, December 24, 2014

He is with us

He came to earth. He came for us. the God of the universe humbled himself and came down to earth in the form of man. just let that sink in. how many people in positions of authority would do that? Jesus is the ultimate undercover boss! He was with us then. He is with us now. He came to literally be with us, walk among us, fellowship with us. He was all in. even though His human body is not with us anymore, He is still all in. He is still with us.

Thomas & i have deemed our Christmas very low key this year. because of all of the things we have going on, we just need that this year. we don't actually need a real Christmas tree, pinterest-worthy gift wrap, or stress over the perfect decorations. what we need is rest in Jesus & intentional time together. i mentioned that we had all of our shopping done by October, and that has been such a blessing this year especially!

we didn't get a tree this year & we didn't even put up our full size fake one. we put up our small white one, threw a few ornaments on it, and hung twinkle lights in the living room. & then we were done. we love Christmas traditions, decorating the whole house, and doing any & all Christmas related things. we haven't fully skipped out on those this year, and next year we will be right back at it. but this year... we both just feel so heavy & weighted down. we realized we didn't need all of that.

wasn't the first Christmas pretty low key? Mary, Joseph, and Jesus cuddled up in a barn. Jesus was born because the world needed a Savior. that still rings true today... we all still need a Savior. the Savior coming down to earth... that is what really makes Christmas the most wonderful time of the year! 

so that's where we are this year. we need the Savior. we need reflection. our souls need rest. so we've spent less time on decorating & stressing, and more time on advent study & enjoying time with each other. we didn't need decorations this year, we needed to find comfort in the fact that He is with us through all of the unknown. & you know what? it's been the best December yet. :)

scenes from a #lowkeyChristmas

nativity print // Hello Lovely People  |  advent calendar // Naptime Diaries

White as Snow print // Lindsay Letters  |  Christmas card // Minted

reflect on & rejoice in the Savior today! 


  1. I love simple. And this is such a great reminder. God is with us--always.

  2. All of your decorations are beautiful and simple.. I love it! Thank you for the reminder of what this holiday is really about. I hope you guys have a fantastic holiday :)

  3. I hope you both had a very merry Christmas :)

  4. Love this. I really admire that y'all focused in on the meaning of Christmas and spent time studying together. I hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas!

  5. thanks Jenna! i hope your Christmas was wonderful as well! :)

  6. thank you friend! i hope you did as well! :)

  7. we needed the reminder this year! :) i hope you had a great Christmas!

  8. always! even when we don't feel like it! :)