One holiday down..two more to go.
..it’s never too early to start thinking about gifts.
The first snow..
It’s Thanksgiving-the beginning of the holiday festivities. And it snowed! Now, normally I hate snow. But it was so pretty and made everything white and well..it struck me at how everything goes from being brown and green to being white. Perfect white. Not to mention I’m a sap, and think snow falling is like one of the most romantic things!:)But anyways..Snow falling reminds me of what happens when we get saved. We go from being covered in sin to pure white. Christ’s blood washes us white as snow. We become pure, perfect, clean. Like freshly fallen snow before anyone walks over it or cars drive over it. I hope you all take some time over the holidays to think about what this season really means. And enjoy the snow!
Just a thought..
A New January Holiday(EC)
January 29, 2004 is National Set-Someone-Up-On-A- Blind-Date-Day. I don’t really have any substantial reasoning behind it, other then the fact that I have always wanted to go on one. I honestly don’t know why, but it is one of those things. So it is becoming a new holiday! I think our English teachers are reaching into the creative aspects of their minds, and it is stretching mine. So now, I have to write 50 some more words on why this should be a new holiday. Maybe I’ll try my hand at being match-maker-although I don’t know who I would I set up. Most of my friends probably wouldn’t even go, and most of us all know the same people anyways. Wow-I am really liking this holiday! I think I should write to the national holiday place and request it..or maybe not! anyways-enjoy this holiday, even if all you do is read my blog!
It’s 40 minutes until Christmas day! I can’t wait..I’m so excited! I honestly don’t think I’ve been more excited about Christmas or my birthday any year. But you know, I’m not so much excited about opening my gifts..I just can’t wait for my family to open their gifts. I splurged this year..and spent more than I had planned on Christmas..I have no gas, no money..but you know, I haven’t been this happy in awhile. I have so much, and not that the rest of my family doesn’t..but they don’t have closets full of clothes and shoes. I was able to spend some time with those close to me, and have truly come to realize that impact this season has. If there were no Christmas, we would be on a fast downward sprial to hell. God has blessed me in so many ways, and for the first time in my life, I am content. Perhaps there will always be that sweater or pair of shoes that I want, but I am not going to make it my obession..I am going to focus on the one thing I’m not content with-my walk with God. I hope you all can find the joy and satisfaction of a life with Christ!
Guess what?! Tomorrow is my 17th birthday! (12/15) I can’t wait..but as a wonderful gift, I have my three hardest finals. I’m telling you..never be born during exam week, it’s no fun! Instead of dreaming about my birthday, I’m going to be thinking about muscles and spanish. And guess what I get to do on my birthday..study and take finals! yay!! talk about a fun way to spend my special day! But hey, it isn’t all bad! I only have to go to school for 1/2 a day! And my mom is taking me out to lunch. Oh and my brother got me a steering wheel cover:) anyways, I need to go keep studying, survivor finale is on tonight!! Update you on that later!! Have a great week and good luck on all your finals!
I just had a nice long post typed out, but I had put it on my other blog..oops, and lost it when I was trying to switch back. Anyways, I am going to give of my time and I am going to give it to God and my family. I am going to work at spending a considerable amount of time with God each day. These past few weeks have been busy and my devotions have been shorted, but I am going to work hard to having some meaningful time with God over break. I am also going to work at serving my family. I am going to work at doing things to help out my mom and hanging around with them. I love to hang around them and am going to work at showing them that. I am going to do some chores and clean my room and bathroom of all the clutter that is driving my parents insane..well, not in a literal sense of course. My grandparents are coming and I am going to give of my time and spend time with them. A lot of times when they come I go hang out with my friends or work, but i am going to try to spend time with them. I can’t wait for this Christmas. and I’m going to work at giving and focusing on others not me.
Have you ever stood back and looked around at all the holiday bustle and business December brings? Have you ever looked beyond the anticipation of Christmas day to the bigger meaning of December? In just a few weeks the greatest birth that ever took place is going to be celebrated! Just think, if Christmas had never happened, we would be wretched sinners headed for hell with no hope of heaven. But our merciful, loving God decided to rescue us in our sad, desperate state and sent His only son to die for us. How would you like it if tomorrow your dad told you, Son (or daughter), your purpose on life is to die. I know I wouldn’t be all too happy, and I wouldn’t act like Jesus did. The decorations are great, the food is always delicious, opening presents is always fun, but there is something so much greater. There is a birthday that should be celebrated first, and a savior who should be worshipped above all.
So, amidst all the fun and excitement of Christmas, don’t forget the real reason of the season. Don’t let your heart become hardened to the greatest message of all time. Although this Christmas I know I am going to heaven, there are far more people who will spend this Christmas headed on a path to burn in hell.
Just something to think about…
Thanksgiving has come and gone, the turkey has been stuffed and ate, the pies are gone. The shoppers fill the malls carrying package upon package, each with special purposes. Some snow has fallen, with the promise of more to come, “I’m Deaming of a White Christmas..” floats across people’s minds. Dear Santa letters’ have been written..
cookies are waiting to be baked, teachers are waiting to eat them:) school is winding down..exams are on the way. Friends, presents, get togethers with family, all that yummy food..Christmas is coming. And the most important reason for the season..a savior is born! So to echo a song..”It’s the most wonderful time of the year..”
I love this time of year!!:)