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Discovering the Joy of Christmas in a Shoebox

family matters Dec 22, 2020

“…this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 (NKJV)

I don’t remember why I felt like a failure as a mother during the preparation of Christmas that year, but it concerned me that I had focused so much on Santa Claus, shopping, cookie exchanges, and Christmas parties that I was exhausted and had not focused on the true meaning of Christmas.

All of the above had wiped all my energy physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Was I really suppose to be feeling this way during one of the most joyous times of the year?

Then I realized, I had become entangled with garland, tinsel, lights, and egg nog that celebrating was focused on merchandise and outward show.  Inside I was feeling sorrowful and empty, but my outward appearance was a facade.

THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM MY COMPLETE BLOG POST AT Empowered Women Faith Club

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