Back in the game and a little rant
Well, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody!
I know I said I would be posting a giveaway on Monday but things just seemed to be going so well with our little vacation that I decided to ‘mostly’ stay off the computer until after Christmas. It has been a much needed break and our family had so much fun these last two weeks.
Saying that, I still have felt this weight upon my heart this season. My joy has been laced with a sadness that I cannot quite explain. Going to parties with families who are Christians but seem to hold no respect for the ‘Christian’ holiday is truly heartbreaking. Now, I know I am not perfect and God is certainly not finished with my sinful, prideful self, however, I still find myself in grief year after year over the desecration of this truly glorious celebration. For those who don’t know God and the gift of His Son I understand but said person is a follower of Christ there is no excuse.
When something, let’s say, not so appropriate is passed on from one Christian to another as a gift and it is warmly and excitedly welcomed by the receiver, what does that simple act of acceptance say about our reverence towards Jesus? It is like going to a child’s birthday party, exchanging inappropriate gifts with the other attenders directly in front of the birthday-child while completely ignoring him.
Still, my family’s holiday was terrific. We had our annual vacation, spent nice time with family, and had a blast with our church friends on Christmas. We held a Christmas afternoon dinner and game night at our church and it did wonders to keep the focus on Him making it one of the most cherished Christmas’ in a long time.
The day after Christmas our kitchen arrived and Ryan has been busy installing it. Merry Christmas to US, YEAH!!! It is going to look so good in there. Our 40 something year old kitchen was in desperate need of an update and we were able to get unfinished cabinets for a steal!
Anyway, I am back in the game and should be posting regularly again and getting the last few weeks winner’s packages shipped out (sorry for that delay!). I know that Ryan may need my help now and again in the kitchen but he seems to be moving at a steady pace with little hiccup so far.
For all you far away family, WE MISS YOU!!! Next Christmas we will be with most of you! It has been a long 4 holidays away and we are excited to be back home – or at least closer to home for a bit.
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