Tuesday, November 27, 2007

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year


Time to break out the Johnny Mathis, Bing Crosby, and Andy Williams. Time to haul out the wreaths, the garland, and, dare I say, the tree.

Christmas is, without a doubt, my favorite time of year. As soon as the Thanksgiving turkey is put away, the tree is going up. Some would say it's too early, but c'mon. . .we only have a few weeks to enjoy the magic. It's the biggest birthday celebration of the year.

The other day, as I admired the twinkling lights and memory-filled ornaments that adorn our tree, I was reminded that the beautifully decorated center of our Christmas celebration, was also the center of our faith. For the tree that we lavishly decorate to celebrate Jesus birth was stripped bare and fashioned into a cross. The place where our Saviour, who came as babe in a manger, paid the ultimate price for our sins.

Don't tuck Jesus away, only to be brought out a few weeks of the year. Celebrate Him all year long. He loves you so very much.

If you're looking for some holiday inspiration, stop by my personal blog. Starting later this week, I'll be sharing some of my favorite tips for easy decorating, entertaining, and gifting. I'll even have some recipes and a contest--or two! Happy Holidays!

5 comments:

  1. You're tree is absolutely beautiful! I agree with you that we need to celebrate Jesus all during the year.Looking forward to you're ideas on decorating and such. Blessings.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, Lajoyce. BTW, I love your name. Reminds me of rejoice :-)

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  3. Glad you shared one picture of your tree. I'll head on over to your blog to see what tips I can pick up. Great post. In the center of it all, as He is at everything, is Jesus.

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  4. I'm totally checking out your tips! I'm terrible at decorating without other people to help:-)

    Thank you for your thoughts on why you celebrate over a period of weeks. It helps shift my paradigm. I don't like the commercialization of it all. I used to live in Spain where there was NONE. Coming back to the States felt like I was bombarded. So ever since, I celebrate over a shorter period of time.

    I'm glad to think of it differently now,
    Angie

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  5. Yes Mindy,
    thanks for bringing the center of attention to the birth of Jesus--without whom we'd be lost.
    By the way your tree is beautiful. I love it!!
    And like Ang, I need the tips, also. I'm a horrible decorator.

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