Take Time To Get Focused This Christmas

Nov 28, 2011

Well how are you? I missed you. Thanksgiving is now only a memory and Christmas is before us.

 This morning we had a family huddle time; talking about all we enjoyed about Thanksgiving and ways that we could be intentional this Christmas. I learned so much from listening to my daughters share their hearts.

One thing I heard again and again was ‘let’s really enjoy Christmas’. ‘Let’s do more bless more people.’ ‘Let’s make sure that we stay connected even when things get rushed.’ ‘Let’s keep loving in as many ways as we can.”

Orphans. Widows. Homeless. Hungry. Those grieving. Hurting.

How about you?

Yes, it’s easy to get sidetracked at Christmas. Searching endlessly for that one gift.  Shopping for hours. Racing.  Running.  Wrapping.

But Christmas really is all about Love. God sending His Love to a hurting world.

So let’s consider ways that we can focus on love this year. That will keep everything simpler and more meaningful.

How can you show your love this Christmas?

And before that, how can you be more loving this year?

  1. Determine to keep your priorities in place this Christmas

Rest. Time for reflection and prayer when you focus on the One Who is the reason we celebrate Christmas. And then others.

  1. Less is always best.

A gift of time together. A smile. An encouraging word. A thoughtfully written note. These are the gifts that keep on giving long after Christmas.

      3.   Listen to the needs of a hurting world in your family, your community, your

            country and abroad and then do something.


Yes, let this Christmas be fragrant and sparkling with love. You will enjoy it more and discover that instead of it being a burden, your Christmas will be a blessing to experience.

What do you think?



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