It’s hard to believe tomorrow is December 1. There is a lot to do for Christmas and yet the biggest t hing on my mind is assignments, exams and then a two day 16 hour ICS 400 class with a big exam that I have to pass or take the class again.
Yest I know that I can’t let that stuff get in the way of the real meaning of Christmas. So I am confining my preparations and thoughts to what centers on the meaning and not just things I want to do.
I really want to forget l entirely and just cook up a storm and run around Cordova and deliver the treats. I’d like to spend hours decorating, but I know that if I take time to write notes of thanks and encouragment to others they will be blessed maybe even more than by a plate of cookies. I think that knowing they are not forgotten is the important thing. I also know that just putting up a few special treasures like some of the many nativity sets I have been given will remind me of the reason for Christmas as none of the other decorations can.
The more I think of it , the more convinced I am that this will help me uncover more of the real meaning of Christmas and make me more thankful for my savior and more thoughtful of others.
I remember days years ago when I would be up late night after night working on projects give to others. Finally Richard told me I had to choose one thing to do and I could not choose everything. I chose photography then, but I think I am in danger of needing to make that decision again as I am,sorely tempted to choose a lot more than one thing to do. Being forced to limit my work will help me think and pray and make better decisions I hope.
I do have to keep it as a matter of daily prayer.
Proverbs 3:5-6; James 1:5; I John 5:14