December 8, 2006
Christmas
16 Days 'til Christmas. Are you ready?
I have been doing surprisingly well. 98% of my gifts are already purchased, created AND wrapped. I have a few more projects to complete and have a goal for 15 Dec 06! Then I'll go on to baking and cooking.

Received this story in an email today ... its a good lesson to apply to our lives and the true reason for Christmas.

This morning I heard a story on the radio of a woman who was out Christmas shopping with her two children; after many hours of looking at row after row of toys and everything else imaginable, and after hours of hearing both her children asking for everything they saw on those many shelves, she finally made it to the elevator with her two kids.

She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season time of the year---overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every housewarming, taste all the holiday food and treats, get that perfect gift for every single person on our shopping list, make sure we don't forget anyone on our card list, and the pressure of making sure we respond to everyone who sent us a card.

Finally the elevator doors opened and there was already a crowd in the car. She pushed her way into the car and dragged her two kids in with her and all the bags of stuff. When the doors closed she couldn't take it anymore and stated, "Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up and shot."

From the back of the car everyone heard a quiet, calm voice respond, "Don't worry. He's already been crucified."

For the rest of the trip down the elevator it was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.

Don't forget this year to keep the One who started this whole Christmas thing in your every thought, deed, purchase, and word.

If we all did it, just think of how different this whole world would be.

Don't Forget The Reason For The Season!

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1 comments:

Blogger Awesome Abby said...

Hi, Michelle! Send me your kitchen color and your addy to abbykey@nctc.com and I'll see what I can do for ya! :) (I have your blog bookmarked now, too!)

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