Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Welcoming December

Happy December! I'm so excited for this month's "resolution." If you haven't heard, I've been choosing a new New Year's resolution for each month of 2010. I try to spend 15 minutes a day doing something different each month. It's been a great year filled with a variety of activities and adventures!

This month I'm planning to blog each day about a 15-minute activity you and I can do "together" that creates a better you, me, and we. I'll try to give you a heads up as to which supplies you'll need in advance so you can be prepared to have fun right along with me. Enjoy - I know I will!

December 1
Materials: candle, match, Bible or Children's Christmas story
Today we'll be getting into the Christmas spirit by reading the Christmas story. Choose a quiet spot where you enjoy sitting. I'm choosing our front living room, in front of the Christmas tree. Light a candle, pause and relax, and open your Bible to Luke 2:1-20. Read the story slowly, and perhaps even read it again.

Here's my reading spot this morning:

All too often, I wait until the Christmas Eve service at church to reflect on the Christmas story. This year I want to strive to remember the true meaning of Christmas earlier than Christmas Eve! May the story of Christ's birth inform our gatherings, greetings, and giving this Christmas Season.

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