This year I am being blessed with a stress-free Christmas. Why? Because I am spending the day with a few key people in my life who love me. Just before the Lord takes me home, these are the type of people I’ll want surrounding me at my bedside.
I am responsible for the dinner, but with these people, if the steaks burn, we’re fine. We’ll order Chinese. Or dig something out of the freezer.
We don’t care what’s under the tree. It’s all about who’s around the tree with us.
Who cares what time it is? If only the day could last forever!
My wish for you is that you will be able to spend at least part of this holiday season with key people in your life. If not, be sure to give them a call. God loves people. He sent His son to show us just how much.
Perhaps you can take a few moments to enjoy the song “Love Came Down at Christmas” as you think about what the Lord has done for you. And for all of us.
May you always be blessed,
Lovely, Tamela. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Excellent post, Tamela. We’re having a fairly stress free Christmas this year too. May we all remember the reason for the season!
Thank you for this, Tamela! Blessings to you during Christmas!
Beautiful song, Tamela – thank you for sharing that!
I was reading this morning in Psalm 50 about being thankful.
vs.14 “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving.”
vs.23 “He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me.”
May we all slow down long enough to honor Him and thank God for His wonderful gift of Love that “came down at Christmas.”
I like this. Thank you for the verses! Merry Christmas!
What a beautiful post, Tamela. Being able to spend Christmas with those we love is a gift in itself. The older I get, the more amazed I am at the depth of Jesus’ love–that he would give up being unlimited in being to be constrained to a human body–divinity wrapped up in flesh–because He loves us. Still pondering this.
Have a wonderful Christmas with your family, Tamela!
Patti Jo Moore
Thank you for this beautiful reminder, Tamela–may we all have the same kind of stress-free Christmas! 🙂 May you and your family be blessed this Christmas and in the coming New Year.
Merry Christmas, Tamela! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with the beautiful people in your life!
Beautiful song! Thank you. 🙂 Our Christmas will be blessed with our daughters at home.
Blessings to you,
Beautiful, Tamela! We always spend Christmas morning with just our kids. We stay in our pajamas, eat birthday cake for Jesus, and enjoy a time of doing absolutely nothing but resting in Him. I am so glad that you are celebrating with those special people in your life. Love that song, too!
Beautiful song, Tamela. Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!
Merry Christmas, Tamela!
Thanks for the wonderful reminder, Tamela. Merry Christmas!
I love it, Tamela! I hope you have a fantastic time! Merry Christmas from PA. 🙂
To belong to those you’re with on Christmas is a blessing. To linger with them is even sweeter.
Merry Christmas to you Tamela!
I’m not a big cook and all the kids on my side of the family asked if we could do breakfast food for Christmas Eve dinner. Now that I can do!
Then on Christmas Day when my husband’s family comes over, we’re doing spaghetti casserole which is another easy dinner for me to prepare.
So I’m pretty excited to be hosting both families and not preparing the hard foods.
AND the icing on the cake? My daughter-in-law had her second child three weeks early. So Allison Christine will be celebrating her first Christmas with us this year at 10 days old. She was 7 lbs and 11 oz and got to come home after three days.
Sorry for rambling. 🙂
Beautiful! Today, I was just talking to my sister about how Christmas gets to be more involved every year. My wish this year is not for all the presents hugging the tree, but a warm, old fashioned Christmas with the ones I hold dear to my heart as we reflect on the birth of our Savior. 🙂
Merry Christmas to you too!!
The simple things. Lovely. Christmas blessings to you and yours.
Amen, Tamela! So true. I’m looking forward to cherishing every moment with family!