Why I Hate The Holidays and What I’m Going To Do About It

Why I Hate The Holidays and What I’m Going To Do About It

Transparency alert: I don’t love the holiday season (and it's not because I don't love Jesus or my family and friends). I know not loving the holidays flies in the face of conventional Christianity and you might consider me a hard-hearted, needing to be saved, heretic for saying that. But it's true. I really don’t care for it at all. To me, this time of year means a whole lot of extra work, interruption to my schedule, and frenetic spending. Sometimes I resent it, and lots of years I want to escape it, but every year it rolls around, and I have to mentally prepare myself for the whirlwind in order to survive it. Can you relate? The truth is, I hate the commercialization of one of the most precious and vital events in history, the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Christmas is about celebrating the redemption of mankind from the snare of sin, not Santa, Frosty, or holly jolly Christmas...
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Rewind To Find Thankfulness

Rewind To Find Thankfulness

I had the honor of guest posting on the Nameless Collaborative site this week. The article begins this way: I am a fifty-two year old wife, mother and grandmother, so I have half a century of life under my belt. Lately, my husband and I have been viewing our old VHS home movies. Oh, the nostalgia. Seeing our adult children in their baby, toddler, and pre-teen stages has been endearing to say the least. And the process has stirred up some strong emotions and realizations. Finish reading this sentimental and sweet blog by clicking here....
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