Christmas is coming.
Tell me. What was your initial gut-reaction when you read that? Okay, you don't have to tell me- just think about it.
Was it awe over the miracle of God sending His Son to earth? Our earth? And all that this meant for us? The forgiveness, the redemption, the salvation, the opportunity to get to know the Father through the Son?
Or, was it...Oh. My. Word. Only three months to bake, shop, send cards, think of gift ideas, figure out where the money will come from, which parties to attend, decorate, wrap presents, bake cookies, pack, travel, beat the crowds, find a parking space, find the perfect gift, not be disappointed when I don't get the perfect gift, hang the stockings, light the tree, tie the tree so it doesn't fall over, get the perfect photo of the kids, buy Christmas outfits, get everyone a haircut, host a party, run up our credit cards, go over our budget, shop online in your sleep....
Take a deeeeeeeep breath.
Now, please do me a quick little favor. Click here. Look to the right side of the screen and push play (the sideways triangle button). Make sure your volume isn't on mute. Sit back and watch (it's safe for your kids to watch with you).
Ask yourself what your new tradition might be. Living simply in order to give. It seems only right that it's applied to Advent, too. Pin It