The start of December brings both joy and dread to my heart. Joy because I’m all about warm fuzzies and family memories. Dread because the thought of Christmas crazy scares me.
Maybe you understand? If you’re like me, you didn’t do a lick of Christmas preparation in October, and you didn’t buy gifts throughout the year either. So now we’re looking at one month to do All the Christmas Things. If I’m not careful, the Christmas crazy can overtake me. And the last thing I need is to fall headlong into a frazzled holiday rush.
So I get intentional about choosing just a few fun activities. And I celebrate Advent the whole month long as a time to welcome Christ into my heart and life. For me, it’s a way to put the brakes on Christmas crazy. [Read more…]