by Barbara Latta @barbaralatta
Yes, it’s still six months until Christmas! But I know stores will have the decorations on the shelves along with the school supplies soon, so I am getting a little head start.
I am working on a Christmas devotional book. It won’t be ready for some time yet, but it gets me in the holiday mood. And thinking about December may help cool off hot bodies during the summer heat. Take a mind trip and visualize snow. Or even better eat a snow cone and pretend it came from outside.
If you need more help getting in the spirit, the Hallmark Channel started their Christmas in July marathon on the 9th.
As a third-grader, I didn’t realize he wasn’t still there. So much for childhood fantasies.
But that Christmas of 1963, my dad did some dealing/trading with one of his friends and I ended up with a new stereo system under the tree. Along with the LP of Blue Hawaii, of course. (I still have it!)
Chubby Checker’s Twist album was there too, so I spent the afternoon twisting with Chubby and singing with Elvis. Eight-year-old heaven.
God gave us His Son and He taught us how to give of ourselves to Him and to others. While some of our memories involve what Santa brought or how we celebrate, our most important reason to rejoice is because Jesus is the reason for the season. Our greatest gift is the life He provided through His sacrifice. And one thing we can do as Titus 2 women is to create an atmosphere that reflects the redemption He bought.
This week as a thank you for commenting and subscribing to Navigating Life’s Curves, I am hosting a giveaway for a $10.00 Amazon gift card. An early Christmas present to you.
The link to my former email hosting site got broken. After I changed subscriber services, I am back to square one on building my subscriber list.
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Join the conversation and share your favorite holiday memory.