Mary – Mother of Jesus

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” (sing with me) “everywhere you go”!  Or is it “everywhere WE go”….  “everywhere I go….  Nahhhh, that doesn’t sound right.  Oh well, you get the picture.  Fact is Christmas cometh, and it cometh pretty fast!!!  LOL…  Are you ready?  I’m as ready as I will be.

This year, I officially figured out that I don’t like Christmas shopping.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy buying gifts for those I love, but I DON’T enjoy feeling the pressure to buy gifts for each and every one of them all at one time!  OMG, it wears me out mentally, because I am SO not a good at selecting gifts.  You know how some folks just seem to always know how to buy the PERFECT gift?  Yeah, those people.  Well, I’m not one of them, and it makes me stressful!  If I’m stressed out then chances are I have truly taken my eyes and thoughts off the true meaning of this season.  I’m spending more time trying to figure out the perfect gift for my dear sisters or mom and dad who, chances are, won’t remember what I gave them this year, this time NEXT year.  *sigh*

So needless to say, I’m re-thinking how I’ll do Christmas gifts next year.

But I digress…

This week, I was supposed to share a post about Mary, the mother of Jesus.  The verses I wanted to use were from Luke 2:18-19.  For the past weeks, I’ve been sitting in on small groups with the middle school girlies at church.  If you read my last post, “Out of the Mouths of Babes” you remember they were discussing, a couple of weeks ago, the shepherds role in the account of the birth of Christ.  (If you didn’t, you can click here or on the title to play catch up and read a cute little story about the girls.)  At home, I began reading Luke chapter 2, and my heart was tugged on verse 19.

Luke 2:19 NASB – “But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.”

Now you will have to read a few verses prior to verse 19 to find out what Mary was treasuring in her heart, but I’m hurrying, because I don’t want you to hang out with me today.  Today, I want you to jump over to a post by Author and Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, MaryBeth Whalen.  As it turns out, the Proverbs 31 devotional from yesterday was written by her.  It was about our beloved Mary, and get this.  The same words that tugged on my heart apparently tugged on her heart, as well.  They were just from a later verse, Luke 2:51, but her post – “Pondering and Peaceful” – is such a timely word for many of our hearts this season.

So please go. now. read.  Click the title below or click here to head on over to the Proverbs 31 site to read the devotional.  If you’d like, you can jump over to MaryBeth Whalen’s own blog –  Cheaper by the Half Dozen – to let her know you checked out her Tuesday, Proverbs 31 devotional.  Even though her blog site says she’s on vacation for a few weeks, I’m sure she’d be blessed by the comments.

I truly enjoy Lysa Terkeurst and the ladies of Proverbs 31 Ministries.  I’m like their invisible little mentee.  I learn so much and receive so much from reading their posts, yet they never see me! LOL….

Ok, so go! now! read! be blessed!  I was!

I have some other news to share about this little blog place I’ve called home for the past year or so, but I’ll share that later.  Stay tuned.

Merry Christmas sisters!!

Wise, Virtuous, Valuable,


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wanda
    Dec 22, 2010 @ 17:31:06

    I think dear Mary has been on the mind of lot us lately. I’ll have to check out Mary Beth’s post when I get a chance. Hope you & your family enjoy celebrating the gift of Christ.


    • Monica P. Watkins
      Dec 22, 2010 @ 17:52:29

      I agree, Wanda. I read your post this morning, and I thought “well, I could post this one, too!!!” LOL… They were both really good! I love seeing how the Holy Spirit shows each person something fresh from a different angle.


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