On to Christmas

We had a fun Thanksgiving week around here.  Dave took the week off and we all enjoyed spending the extra time together.  We did a bit of Christmas shopping (well, it was more like browsing), picked up a few last grocery items for the feast, and worked together to clean the house, set the table and prepare the food for our family gathering.  I must admit that I always get a bit nervous (ok, I freak out and lose sleep.  Just kidding…maybe) about the turkey and trimmings all turning out right, and everything being done at the same time.  Depending on who hosted last, it’s been at least a year since I last prepared a turkey dinner, and for crying out loud…the pressure on this meal being all that everyone dreams it will be, well it’s enough to make me joke about having pizza next year…heh, heh, heh.  Perhaps some of this year’s trepidation came from me daring to mess with the revered family stuffing recipe.  Yep, I threw caution to the wind.  I omitted and added as if I had every right to.  In the end, everything turned out beautifully, just like Dave assured me it would, and I even received compliments on the stuffing.  It’s always that way…worrying over nothing.  I’m sure none of you do that.  I need to be more like you 🙂

Anyway, now we’re on to Christmas.  We decorated the house yesterday, and it’s all warm and fuzzy feeling with Christmas music and hot cocoa and such.  Now comes the task of keeping our heads “in the game”.  I know I’ve quoted him more than once, but our former pastor’s line is worth repeating.  He used to say, “The main thing is to make the main thing the main thing.  It’s no small feat folks.  I know you know what I’m talking about.  With the calendar full, gifts to buy and wrap, goodies to bake, memories to make and correspondence with everyone we have ever known, we have to have the attitude of being willing to pitch it all, if that’s what it takes, in order to bow our heads and heart in worship of Jesus.  Man, I love Him!

You’re IT Lord.  Help us through the maze of distractions, and show us how to make you the “main thing”.

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