Friday, December 18, 2009

Simple Christmas

We've discovered that a simple Christmas means a lot of time to do the things we want to do and not necessarily doing the things we think we're 'supposed' to do.  I find that when you're not worrying about keeping up with the jones' or trying to please others we can enjoy the things we really like to do.  So many years we've spent making sure to do everything others wanted us to do and thinking it was necessary, such a waste of our time!

When we are gone from this earth the things I want folks to remember about me is that our home was a welcome place to visit and they were made to feel at home.  I pray that our home will be a place that is a place where Christ and His love and grace are shared, indeed I pray that our home would be a place where we would welcome Christ Himself right in the front door with no hesitation.  This makes for an interesting idea if you start looking around your home doesn't it?  How pronounced is the position of your TV, ours is sadly the main attraction in the living room because that's how Dan wants it to be but when Dan is not home we could put a cover over it as a reminder to not worship 'the mind-numbing electric idol'.  Also, do we have items in view that tell the way we are or the way we truly would like to be.  Maybe a life change is in order, maybe we need to take a good look at how we are truly living.  I pray that we all take a good look at our lives and work towards keeping the focus on the One, the One who came for us that first Christmas Day.

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