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Your holiday isn't picture perfect? Mine either

A Picture Perfect Christmas

It's the final few days before Christmas, and everything is falling into place. Presents are neatly wrapped and beautifully decorated under the tree. The Christmas ham or goose awaits the oven, and pie baking commences in the next day or two. What? Your holiday doesn't look Currier and Ives picture perfect? Mine either. I suspect we are not alone. The first Christmas I love nativity scenes and set out several around my home during December. While each has its unique beauty, they all share the same problem.
Where in the Christmas is Jesus?

Is it Christmas with Jesus OR Jesus with Christmas?

Today, author Sherry Gareis has stopped by to get our Christmas season started the right way. She asks some great questions we all need to consider. [And don't miss my newest giveaway!] Where in the CHRISTMAS is Jesus? Valid question, right? I mean CHRIST should be in CHRISTmas, shouldn’t He? THE NORM How do we usually show Jesus? Anyone own a ‘Jesus is the Reason for the Season’ pin? I have several and make no bones about wearing them during December. We display Jesus on our Christmas trees, right? I’ve got verses and nativity scenes on my tree. And how about on our Christmas cards? Isn’t that an easy way to share Jesus? Am I suggesting that pins, angels, and cards are bad? Of course not. Not at all! But are they enough? Could you be missing blessings?
God called Mary and reassured Joseph.

THAT’S God’s Plan for Me?

Merry Christmas! I am taking a break the next two weeks to enjoy my family and the holiday season. In lieu of a new post, I invite you to read this one from last year. It’s one of my most popular holiday posts. Merry Christmas!

Many of us look for God’s plan for our lives. We seek doors that open easily and peace-filled hearts as we take steps forward. But is that what it always looks like?

God called Mary and reassured Joseph.I’m not saying those are bad things. I, too, delight when God’s instructions are clear. I like open doors and people in the right places with the right answers to help me move down the right path.

But if we think it always looks like that, we may have a problem.

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God’s Plan for Me

Many of us look for God's plan for our lives. We seek doors that open easily and peace-filled hearts as we take steps forward. But is that what it always looks like?