keeping it simple at this time of year is a major feat! the advertisements say: if you love - then you will BUY ... or if you love - then you will go crazy with decorating, cooking and entertaining ....i like this little thought from Charles Swindoll: " How quickly the thin thread of freedom snaps as heavy weights of perfectionistic expectations are placed upon us! Christ Jesus never did that with His own. When people were near Him there was this incredible magnetism because of an absence of unrealistic expectations and subtle demands and manipulative devices. He simply accepted people as they were."
hmmm, sounds like some pretty sound advice at this time of year ... or any time of year for that matter!
remember to take time to enjoy the Season and also the Reason ... i'll try to do the same!
"... learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. .." Jesus in Matthew 11:29