Hello lovelies. It’s hard for me to believe that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. This year the holiday season seems different. No outdoor decorations other than the Christmas bells on my exterior door. Just this week (Tuesday to be exact) I finished decorating the tree. Well I guess I wouldn’t call it finished exactly since it’s missing the topper that I’m too short to reach and I have been too l a z y to pull out the ladder. Yet I have enjoyed coming home and gazing at those blue and white lights at the end of the day.
It’s no surprise many bloggers are thinking and writing about Christmas this time of year. This week’s Friday Five highlights some interesting Christmas themed reads.
Winter Snow & A Whisper by Joanne at Days and Thoughts
Compels us to examine all of our doings this holiday and see how much of it has to with us rather than Him. And she shares a beautiful song I had never heard.
Embracing The Simple Joy of Giving by Barbie at My Freshly Brewed Life
She invites her readers to join her in giving this Christmas to support Gigi Walks Campaign.
Keeping Christ in Christmas by Scott at Choose to Trust
He shares about his pet peeve of seeing the conventional bumper sticklers, church signs, and car magnets with Keep Christ in Christmas. Rather than expecting the world to adopt our sayings, he encourages us to be mindful that it is “our missional love that creates attractional followers”.
To Slow in This Season, and Reflect by Jacque at Jacque Watkins
All about embracing right where we are
A Different Christmas List by Alison at Embrace the Struggle
Another blogger that challenges us to move beyond our traditional wish list.
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