'Tis the Season

My husband came home from the store a couple of days ago with two huge pots of beautiful, red poinsettias--a good way to start the Christmas season.

I pray that wherever you are and in whatever position you find yourself, that you will find a way to celebrate the birth of our dear Savior.

It doesn't take lots of money to make Christmas really special.  Sometimes we get caught up in all the hustle, bustle, shopping, and decorating and miss the precious moments just being together and taking time to celebrate not only our love for Christ but our love for each other.

I'm going to try to take the next few weeks to give you some ideas of things to do that don't cost much but makes this season truly meaningful.

So I will start with this one--fill a mason jar or any appropriate container with tailored love knots for someone you love--a coupon for a back rub, a ticket that exempts a child from a certain chore for the day--you get the drift--just tailor it to suit each individual person.  I bet you come up with some really good ones.

When our sons were growing up there was a certain chore that I did for them every day for the month of December--I can still remember how good it made me feel each day as I sacrificed my time to invest a mother's heart and love in them.

I would love to hear your ideas also.

Start the season off right--no stress!  Choose to cast all your care on Him for He cares for you.

Christmas blessings,

© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted