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Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas . . .


I'm sure everyone is excited about Christmas. Who wouldn't be? It seems as if this year I'm not as excited as I was the last year. Maybe it's because I'm getting older? I mean, Christmas is just one of the 365 days of the year. But it's special. Jesus came down to us, as a tiny little baby. Maybe not on December 25th [we don't know the exact date], but that is the day we celebrate Christmas. 

A few of the other reasons why I'm not as excited about Christmas are these: I'm not going to be seeing my extended family. There won't be any snow. We probably won't get any presents [we didn't have enough room to pack much].  We don't have Christmas decorations. There really aren't any other people in Egypt that celebrate Christmas. 

You may be feeling sorry for me right now. Don't. Because what is Christmas really about? 

C H R I S T. 

It's not about seeing your family, it's not about snow, it's not about getting more earthly stuff, it's not about Christmas trees, and candles, and mistletoes. [ *cough* Hannah Ours. :)] 

So when you're sitting around the fire drinking hot chocolate, laughing with family, and opening presents, remember that's about Jesus, coming into the world as a baby and dying for you. 

But -- don't get me wrong! It's not like you can't have fun on Christmas! *wink* Don't get too caught up in all the jolly fun though. 

What is your favorite part of Christmas? 


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PS: I'm doing a guest post over at Rachel's Blog. Make sure to stop on over!  
PPS: Like the new blog look? Or the other one more? 

5 comments:

  1. Hey Kendra!
    Thanks for following my blog and leaving a comment! :)
    Your new design is great! My favorite thing about Christmas? I love almost everything, it's by far my favorite season! But one of my favorite things is having some time off of school to spend with my family. It's so amazing to just have a few weeks together to serve and spend time with each other.

    hope you have a great Christmas!
    love in Christ,
    Laney

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  2. Hi Kendra!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog!!

    I actually made the width really wide because I am going to be using bigger pictures in posts from now on, so it has to accomodate the bigness I guess you could say. ;)

    Thank you for not not un-following! My blog is so boring. I am am hopefully getting a picture transferer dealy soon-- so I can upload more pictures really often.

    Thanks again!!

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  3. I love the whole feeling of Christmas. That joyful bubbly feeling that you can't describe. I love how we're all gathered around as a family - especially when Mum convinces us into a around the fire Christmas carol sing-song. :D

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  4. HI! I was wondering... Are you still following me? Because I don't see you on my followers list anymore! I hope you still are following me.

    God Bless,
    Destiny

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  5. Hi Kendra!

    My favorite thing about Christmas is family!

    ~Shiloh

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