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Reflecting on the Christmas season

 

The year is nearly gone -- just a few days left. I’ve already heard people talking about what they’re going to do, or begin to do, right after the New Year comes. Guess I am running behind; I still have things to finish before then. Of course, there are things that won’t get finished, or probably even started, until well into the New Year.

I have so far stayed on schedule in reading through the Bible, and I may even finish a day or two early. And Pastor Josh made sure we had a new plan to begin on Jan. 1, 2017. So far that is my only resolution, but I find it is more of a habit now. Finally a good habit. It is the beginning of my day -- pour that cup of coffee, sit in the recliner with the dog and read. Even the dog enjoys that quiet time. He really has the routine down pat.

December has been a busy month. I enjoyed the cookie exchange we ladies do every year, the parties, and all the special times with my church family. I loved all the decorations in the yards and on houses on my road. It was lovely to drive home after dark. The time with family was special, though brief, and I always love being with them. Much as I love the season, I feel a sense of relief knowing the hustle and bustle is almost over. But, it isn’t over until the last of the after-Christmas sales are over, is it? The real meaning of the day gets lost.

I hope your New Year gets off to a great beginning and carries right on through the 365 days ahead. And next December we’ll celebrate Christmas all over again. Keep the reason for the season in your heart all year. Let His light shine through you.

Have a great week and give God the glory!

 
 
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