This is usually a self-righteous slogan
we Christians fume when we see someone write
instead of Christmas
or see more Santa
In all honesty,
in the midst of the Christmas Chaos,
we need to remind ourselves first.
We need to set the example,
We are taught to pray about everything in our lives.
Have we ever thought about praying about presents?
Have we ever thought that the Lord might use us
to provide a need in another's life?
Have we ever thought that Christmas might be the perfect time
to encourage believers in their Christian walk?
Gifts of Christian biographies,
study books and commentaries,
or inspirational Christian music,
might be a nice way to keep
Giving a Gospel tract or booklet with our baked goodies
or in our Christmas cards,
would be a great way to keep
Not getting cranky when we are overwhelmed,
would probably be a great,
and probably the hardest way,
Our tree arranging went something like this episode of
Brady Bunch, but I didn't have laryngitis.
Maybe I should have been inflicted.
It would have helped me keep
We have a small living room,
we'll have a lot of company over the holidays,
and needed all the furniture to remain in the room.
We moved the tree to every possible spot,
moving the couch and the loveseat
before we put everything back in the original spot.
We simply moved my sewing cabinet to the other side of the fireplace,
and tucked the tree into the corner of the room.
The Thanksgiving episode ended with my apology,
and this Christmas episode ended with my apology,
because the more you set spiritual goals,
the more you will be tested and tried.
But, my heart, mind and soul
keep feasting on the idea of keeping