Here we go again in 2010

I listened to this message from Andy Stanley.   He said things like “Awareness drives discontentment”.  “Life is expensive, death is cheap.” and “If you live with the assumption that all of the extra you have is for your consumption, then you are greedy and miss the point.”

This is why I’m conflicted. I can’t find a happy medium.  It’s all or nothing.  I asked God to help me temper my response to what He is showing me.  Really?   Really?  He was not amused by that request.

What I meant was to help me NOT be a wet blanket to those around me.  Can I do this Christmas with love, joy, encouragement and still be less focused on the materialism of the thing?

OH YES I CAN.  In fact, I’ve realized that if I focus more on what I’m for, instead of what I’m against, then my joy is revealed.  Yep.  Have I ever mentioned that I’m a slow learner?  Duh.

I think if I spent less time thinking, life would be simpler.  Nevertheless….

Now I just have to figure out exactly what I am for.  What I do know, is that this year there will be more Christmas music.  More holiday baking.  More decorations, lights, Christmas movies.  Still not more shopping, but more time enjoying the traditions that involve family, friends, and Jesus.

After Christmas last year, Cameron said “It just didn’t feel like Christmas”.  😦  My bad.

One response to this post.

  1. Sorry we missed you when we were home. I would have liked to partake in some of all that baking. I’m kind of an all or nothing gal too, I need to fix that.

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