Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas on Purpose: wrapping up, recent news, and unplugging

I trimmed my bangs
I visited Starbucks
I tried to do something crafty
I baked some amazing gluten free, dairy free gingerbread cookies.  They’re sneak with your morning coffee good.  And then hide the rest from the kids.
I love the way this looks
Home Alone still makes me cry, lots
I made homemade body scrub and hand cream-really, I did and it’s amazing
I’m wishing hard for snow…sunshine and unseasonably warm temps are wonderful any other time of the year.  In December I think they’re plain depressing.  I’d give just about anything for a freak snowstorm.  Really. 
And I’m wrapping up my Christmas on Purpose Series.  If you’ve been paying attention you might notice that it wasn’t really 30 days.  I’m gonna be okay with that.  And if you haven’t been paying attention that’s cool, it’s a busy time of year.  But I just want to thank you for reading and being a part of this journey.  These reminders have helped me to be fully present this season, even though I’m still wondering how it’s less than a week away now. 
If you’d like to catch up click here for a link to all the posts:

Merry Christmas friends, I’ll leave you with my last challenge for celebrating Christmas intentionally:  unplug. Close that laptop and power down that phone. 
Go for a walk in the winter sun, sing too loud at the Christmas Eve service, be okay with the fact that a good rendition of O Holy Night makes you cry like a baby, make a snow angel, bless your neighbors, pray for your family, have a Christmas movie marathon, keep your sense of humor, embrace the gift of right now, and mostly importantly stop to reflect on the greatest gift this world has ever known.  Christ’s birth, the hope of new life, the joy of his coming return, the freedom we can walk in because of all that.
I truly wish you joy and peace this week, this Christmas Season and in the coming New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Merry Merry Christmas to you!

    i haven't been counting whether you did 30 days or not, i just knew i wanted to read what He was stirring inside you this season.

    when i am at Christmas eve. service i will think of you as i sing loudly!

    amen! to Jesus coming- to the freedom i get to walk in on Victory Rd. because of His coming to get me!


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