Friday, December 4, 2009

How We Keep Christ In Christmas

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:



Tony and Rett said...

AMEN! You have a great thing going, Sarah. You're like me...teach it every day, not just for the month of December.

Your kiddos are being raised to be strong men and women of Christ. They already have a heart that breaks for the same things that break the heart of Jesus....ORPHANS! I am excited to see them grow up and be challenged to be the hands and feet of Jesus. I have NO doubt, your kids will be model examples!

Holly said...

Awesome Sarah...thanks for sharing! For so many, Christ gets lost in the season when He truly is the reason for the season.
Of course your kids are learning about the joy of following Jesus all year long :)

Holly said...

And I am just giggling after I read Rett's blog about silly people who say Jesus is the reason for the season.
I stand by that Rett :)
And you ARE right too by the way! ;)

Adeye said...

Thank you so much for sharing your family with us, friend. Beautiful post. And I'm so glad you're doing better :)