Monday, November 30, 2009

It's Time

Okay, now it's time for Christmas. It is past Thanksgiving and can start listening to Christmas music. We can be all cheery and in the giving mood. Others can cut in front of us in line and not have a cow...okay, maybe that is pushing it...just a little!!

So far, I haven't gotten into the "spirit"...yet. I'm not sure why at this moment it is more ba-humbug than "ho, ho, ho". The economy and job uncertainty can't take the blame for everything but it is a part of it. Or I could always go for the backup excuse...hormones!

So, what is this girl to do? I have to choose to be in the Christmas mindset. (which is something to be all year round but that is a totally different post) I need to make time, not find time but make time, for quiet time with the Lord...something I've been lazy in doing. Thinking about Christ and what His birth really means and not all this craziness of the gift giving and trivial things. See Christmas through the eyes of a young child. And a good Charlie Brown special or Christmas movie is sure to improve my ba-hum-bug spirit. :)

If you find yourself in a ba-humbug mood, join me in choosing to find the joy of the real meaning of the season, Christ our Lord's birth. Meditate on it day and night. I bet the joy you find will become contagious!

And because you can't go wrong with a good Charlie Brown clip, he and the gang were caught up in the busyness of the season and needed a reminder...and a lovely reminder it is!


  1. heart of a child. what a beautiful way to come before Him!

  2. I agree but why is it that we let all the non-important stuff get in our way? I am learning, ever slowly, that I need to say "no" even to the "good stuff".