A Christmas that is meaningful for all the 'right' reasons...
Today I'm thinking about this first day of Advent and at the same time, the impending craziness of the lead up to Christmas Day and I'm wondering how to make this Christmas meaningful for all the right reasons for myself and my family.
It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you... yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand. - Mother Teresa
There's no getting away from it, it's a tremendously busy month for us women but I'm desperately trying to not fall into the vortex of it all, if you know what I mean? My heart though is desperate to not miss out on the blessing and true gift of Christmas.
You might have seen on the news the hiatus of 'Black Friday' and the fighting, arrests and the utter carnage that took place here in the UK over buying items for Christmas. I don't know about you but I felt utter shame and dismay and yet maybe we're all guilty of it to some extent?
Two years ago I purchased Ann Voskamp's first book, One Thousand Gifts and then last year, The Greatest Gift and now this year I have bought (which hopefully will arrive shortly) the read out loud family version Unwrapping the Greatest Gift.