My mother-in-law had a pet peeve, the "Happy X-mas". This one statement stirred much emotion in her, so much so, she shared it with the editor of the local newspaper one year. Do you know why? It is simple, we don't celebrate the birth of letter "x". We are celebrating the birth of "Christ", hence, a very merry CHRISTmas! Her dedication to keep Jesus as the reason for the season always made me smile. This year, she is blessed with her first Christmas in heaven. Oh the joy.
With this being said, remember not to fill your schedule with so much busyness and shopping that you forget to take time to spend time with the reason for this season. I understand and struggle with the same schedules, shopping, and routine as each of you so in truth...this blog is for me as much as it is you.
Do you have something you do each year to help you keep focused on the reason for the season, Jesus' birth? Would you share with the blogosphere?
I enjoy a well written and reflective Christmas devotional. I'm thrilled for a "December" devotional to help me Cherish this Christmas. This is mine, a new daily devotional each year, and of course sitting down and reading it.
Updates and Sharing
*The RECandP is nearing completion - Revision, Editing, Crying, and Persevering to making the necessary changes for the best book I can offer and share with all of you
*If you are traveling through the Route 104 and 104b intersection, be sure say a prayer for Heidi and our missing children as you see the angel and star lighting their way home this Christmas season. A special thanks to my parents for the surprise and to John and Valero for providing the electricity to make this happen.
*This Saturday, December 1st, I will be at the Presybetarian Church in Mexico from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. as part of "Christmas in Mexico" ~ I will have information about my book with me too.
*Next week if you are in Adam's on Friday, December 7th ~ stop by the Adam's Baptist Church for a women's Christmas Tea and a little sharing from me
*Next Saturday, December 8th, women are invited for a special evening of fellowship and encouragement at Oswego Alliance. I have the blessing to share here too.
*Praying to submit the product of my RECandP to the publisher by the end of the week.
*Thankful for all of you!