Girls Write Out
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
It's that time of year again.  When Diann breaks out the Christmas music and the rest of us head for the stores to shop.  I don't know about your family, but mine really needs nothing.  And even the kids seem to understand this. I think Americans are finding out how shallow "stuff" can be and really yearning for the days when connection and family intimacy was the important part of celebrating Jesus' B-day.

It's so easy in our culture to forget the reason for the season and I wonder what you as a family do to keep Jesus central to your celebrations?

posted at 3:20 PM  
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At 3:41 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

We read the Christmas story from the Bible before opening gifts. When I'm able, we go to a Christmas Eve service at church.

I agree with you, I think we long for more family intimacy and more of Jesus in our Christmas these days. I long for those heartwarming moments along the way.

At 4:45 PM, Blogger Mary-Louise said...

We play gift opening games. They're fun and everyone gets to enjoy each gift. It takes forever, and when the kids were little, it took some patience, but now, playing the game has become the highlight.

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Tonya said...

Hope you're feeling well diann

At 4:50 PM, Blogger Tonya said...

It seems like no one in my family needs anything either. And no matter how old I get my parents can't accept they don't have to give me gifts like when I was little. So they ask & it's almost stressful figuring out what I want.

Thins have changed so much over the past few years we haven't followed any traditions. This year I'm going to sc to see my bro '& his new wife. That'll be interesting
My own traditional the past years has been watching as many cheesy lifetime, abc family, & hallmark Christmas movies and make fun of them

At 10:52 AM, Blogger Barb said...

Years ago I bought a set of ADORNaments. They are colorful sturdy cardboard ornaments and each one has a name of God, i.e. Lamb of God, Light of the World, etc. and a Bible verse. There is also a devotional booklet in the set. On twelve evenings prior to Christmas we read the scripture and devotional, then our son hangs the ornament on the tree. Plus we open a gift I have bought for us all. It can be a DVD, candy or some other food item, just something fun.

At 9:57 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

I try to take a snow hike. It doesn't always happen, but it's a good way to get in touch with God and connect in a meaningful way, just Him and me.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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