Friday, December 19, 2008

Today's Encouraging Word

Every day I get an email from the AWESOME Christian Radio Station, KLOVE. Todays was great so I wanted to share it. It just seems to fit right now in this season of, what has so sadly become, so very materialistic for so many people. A lot of people lose sight of what Christmas is all about and get lost in the madness of "Gimme Gimme Gimme."

There are a lot of families that for whatever reasons just CAN'T (or maybe won't) get their kids all of the newest, fanciest, most expensive gifts. I am one of those "can't" parents, and if I am going to be completely honest, I admit that it is something that I do struggle with. I have to remind myself sometimes... ok, OFTEN, that big, fancy, expensive gifts are not what Christmas is all about. The greatest gift we have ever received did not cost a dime, although the ultimate price was paid for it. It is so important that we teach this to our children... and also remind ourselves of this as parents.

"A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones."
Proverbs 14:30 NLT


Michelle said...

What a great message in that radio program. I think hearing things like that helps us during this busy time of year.

Yesterday when Chrissy came to pick up the kids, she was quite nervous from her drive out here. People in town were driving like maniacs to get to the stores, malls, etc. She told me her mom almost got side swiped twice. I don't understand why people feel the need to rush so much. I do my very best not to get out this time of year unless I have to. I shop online or send people with money to get what I need. I get very nervous in crowds.

Dawn said...

Can this be true? ANOTHER post already?? Woohoo!! I am glad we both made it back to the land of blogging!!! That is a great message in the radio program! Thanks for sharing!!