Monday, November 17, 2008

Can you believe???

Can you even believe that Christmas commercials are already airing on television? (You know, the commercial with the Hershey Kisses playing We Wish You A Merry Christmas)? Walmart has their trees up, pre-packaged candies, sets of coffee and tea are already lining up the aisles.

Thanksgiving has not arrived.

This is the one thing that makes me crazy about the holiday's. The rush, the commercialism. Blow up Santa's in the front yard, lights hanging outside like the Griswold's. It makes me sad.

How do you keep Jesus as the Reason for the Season with your children? I mean, the world does a pretty good job at pushing it's commercialzied agenda. It just hurts my heart.

I think it hinges on our daily quiet time with the Lord. Today, I've not had my time, but I am going to be sure that before I go to bed, that I spend time with Him. We have to set examples for our children. They need to know what is important and what takes first place in our lives.

I pray that "The Reason for the Season" is evident in our lives, not just over the next several weeks, but everyday of our lives.

Today I Am Thankful For:

1. being able to hire a painter to paint a few rooms in my house!
2. leftover chicken
3. moccasins
4. seeing the first snow in Denver
5. a dirty house to clean


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Recommended Reading

  • Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Joanna Weaver
  • Praying the Names of God, Ann Spangler
  • The Shack, William P. Young
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers
  • Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz Curtis Higgs
  • The Mark of the Lion Triology, Francine Rivers
  • The Mitford Series, Jan Karon

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