Thank you all so much for your comments yesterday. You really helped pull me out of my funk a little bit. I decided this morning I was going to make ME time and I spent some time in the Bible and exercised and that helped too.
Holly ask me to post about how we keep Christ in Christmas and I have been thinking about that since I read her comment.
Well, to be honest we keep Christ in Christmas the same way we do everyday. I'm not one that stresses about making sure I push Christ like crazy to my kids around Christmas because that is something we do everyday whether it be Christmas, Easter or I don't know May 1st.
Oh, we love Santa coming to our home. We make special cookies for him and we have a special plate and cup thanking Santa for coming to Celebrate the birth of Jesus with us.
What do we do to keep Christ in Christmas? Well, we do the same as we do everyday. We pray for orphans daily, we support and pray for a child through Compassion, we make sure that every week when we buy groceries that we also buy for the food bank. This is just a little of what we do and we do it because God has blessed us and we choose to bless others.
It seems like Christmas is a time when everyone is asking for donations, volunteering and you know how the list goes on. We choose as a family to do these things year round and not just at Christmas.
Don't get me wrong, our kids know the reason behind Christmas!
One thing I have done with Amaya though is to challenge her this week to do something extra special or help in a special way at school as a way of giving Jesus a birthday gift.
As my friend Rett said on her blog the other day:
JESUS IS THE REASON FOR EVERY SEASON!!!