Here’s a reflection from Joshua Becker on Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing During the Holidays.
From the article:
Surely, each of us will define our holiday most important differently. Many will seek spiritual renewal. Some will celebrate family. Some will refocus on giving to others. Some will seek rest. Some will set aside this year to remember the passing of a loved one. Others will consider the opportunity to evaluate the passing year and refocus on the next. Many will choose a combination of the above.
But your most important step is to define your main thing this holiday season. When you do, you’ll surely have space to include some of the holiday trimmings. But once you feel the less important beginning to push out the most important, it’s time to refocus, cut-back, and simplify.
The Advent season is a time of anticipating the coming of God, in Christ, a time of turning our imagination toward the revelation of God’s love for us. This after all is the deepest longing of our heart, and our natural longings always point us to something real. We grow hungry only because there’s such…
Lutz Koch via Compfight If you’re embarking on a journey of greater simplicity in your life, the task can seem daunting. It can be tempting to give up before you really even get started. Where do you begin? Courtney Carver writes about living a less cluttered and more joyful life on her blog, Be More…
Greg pulls back the curtain on holiday fraud in this disenchanting roller coaster of an episode. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0297.mp3
…at least the first Christmas was. When Jesus came it was about the birth of a subversive ruler who brought a subversive kingdom. He is a king that came to introduce a reign that would overthrow the world. Click here for a brief reflection by Greg on Subversive Christmas, brought to you by Nomad.
On this eve of Christmas, we hope you’ll be blessed by these children. Apparently, this is how they roll in New Zealand. I’m pretty sure the beach party at the end was from one of the lost gospels.
Bless you all as you celebrate the birth of Jesus today. Here’s another song by Eustace the Dragon to celebrate. Ten Grinches, plus two by Eustace the Dragon Said the night wind to the little lamb, “Do you see what I see? Way up in the sky, little lamb, Do you see what I see?…