|Four of my grandkids doing their annual Christmas cookie baking in 2017|
It can be oh-so-tempting to feel as if we have to do all the Christmas things. We want to make everything so special for our families. Sarah relates how she asked her kids what made the Christmas season special to them -- what they saw as the parts of the season that they considered important family traditions. To her surprise, their list was nothing like hers and included very simple things done together as a family.
Sarah shares a list of ten things we might want to do with our families this season to help us be still and truly savor Christmas.
She concludes with these wise words: "Tis the season to slow down and savor, to be thankful for what’s in front of you. These days that will pass so quickly and be gone forever. Days so full that we might just miss them if we don’t purposefully stop and notice. This is the day–the moment–the Lord has made. It’s up to us to rejoice and be glad in it right now. Joy comes in the present. It’s not found in the chase for more, or in the memory of the good old days. It’s found now."
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