Inspiration for today...

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.

Philippians 4: 4-8

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #2 - What I love about Christmas time/December

  1. Praising God for the real reason we celebrate this season.
  2. Getting together with Family and Friends
  3. Yummy foods - appetizers, meals, desserts...
  4. Giving gifts to those I love - I don't expect any in return - I just love giving...
  5. Christmas stations that only play Christmas music.
  6. Christmas lights - driving around looking at all the beautiful decorations (the boys love it too, they are sad when one has more on the other side then they have on theirs).
  7. Celebrating the wonderful gifts God has given me because it is also when my hubby's and boys' birthdays are...the 6th, 20th, and 26th...and HIS Son's on the 25th
  8. Seeing how my boys want to celebrate Jesus' Birthday this year.
  9. We also are celebrating our 6th anniversary this year on the 21st.
  10. Having an excuse to go SHOPPING!!
  11. Watching the delight in my boys' eyes when they open their presents.
  12. Receiving all the Christmas cards from loved ones - especially pictures - all cards go on my entryway closet until after the holiday season...any pictures stay on it all year until I am ready to start getting the new ones for the year. (I'll have to do a WW on it after Christmas!).
  13. Rejoicing for another year of God's blessings and praying for another year of God's graces.

Isn't Christmas - "The most wonderful time of the year!"


Qtpies7 said...

Strangely, Christmas is not my favorite time of the year, though what the season should stand for is precious to me, I hate what Christmas has become for so many people.

Sarah said...

So many things to be thankful for! I love Christmas time, too! ~especially with kids!
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I'm Losing It! said...

I tried to leave a comment this morning, but something malfunctioned. Oh well. I was just going to say that it was a great idea for a TT...and I wish I'd thought of it first!

sobeit said...

Your first one is definitely the number one reason to love this holiday. I also love sending and receiving Christmas cards! I guess that's why I so picky when it comes to finding the right ones! Happy TT!


Noelle said...

Hi, cool list! I agree with all of those things! I don't send out Christmas cards though, I usually call or email. I love giving gifts to family and friends! I did a TT too, it's here: