Why do the best of times turn out to be the worst of times bringing out the worst in me? It shouldn't matter who Uncle Bill voted for, that no one in my spouse's family likes me, or even that everyone at my office party gets drunk at the 'Holiday Party.' There has to be a way around that other than sitting it all out. So if I have to spend time with people I'd rather not, maybe Christmas can redeem my time with them, rather than my time with them ruining my Christmas. Now that would restore a little sanity to the time and space I share with people over these holy-days!
"This Christmas, I WON'T GO BROKE!" Let's take a hard look at why our spending so easily soars out of control during the holidays. And this includes more than the presents we wrap up for our friends and families, it's also about the parties, the decorations, the year-end donation appeals and on and on. If God comes into this world to shine a light on the things that really matter, then how can we keep all these expenses and commitments from blocking out the light? Let's explore some ways to let that light shine when we need it most.
Say it with me, "This Christmas, I WON'T BE TOO BUSY TO ENJOY IT!" Okay, I totally agree, it's a lot easier said than done. I've tried to slow down for the season before and you probably have too. So give up? Can't be done? Come on! We're not helpless. We can do more with these holy-days of Christmas than cram everything in. It's still early and there is still time to get the season better than we have for years. Let's figure out a few things that trip us up, practice dwelling in The Story and take the pledge together to restore a little sanity to Christmas!