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Topic: Christmas (04/25/05)
TITLE: My Christmas
By karen McLamb
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Santa Claus was my thing then, after I turned ten years old. That was it!
I learned later that Dad, and not Santa had brought the gifts for me,
The years of being a child…Now that I have my family, and they have grown up… Christmas isn’t the same. I still love the atmosphere and everyone being friendly, but I have to admit it’s lost some of its gloss. Maybe it’s me…becoming ever more cynical in my old age, but the crass commercialism is positively frightening this year. Have you seen some of the gear the retailers are pushing for kids? Egad! You can’t just get your children a couple of token gifts any more; everything seems to cost a fortune.
I often think back to Christmases past and the fun our kids both must when they were little….. Waiting till I was asleep each night, then getting together there toys, Putting them away in the closet, we really enjoyed doing this for our children. Now all we do is give them a money card, to do there own shopping.
This is great for us as I don’t like crowds and standing in long lines. Today I do my everyday shopping when Holidays, come around, I just don’t like getting caught up in the crowds.
We live for today because tomorrow is not promised to any one of us.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my family, you must live after the holiday, some folks forget about that.
Jesus would not want us to get caught up with the world mess.
Running here and there using up your finances like a fool, I rather just give a small gift today, for the reason we must use our God giving wisdom, to live in this 21st century. I believe we need to focus more on Jesus now, then ever before than on these holidays.
Yes! Keep them happy, but also let them be sweet. The meaning of Christmas from the (WNW Basic Dictionary of American English) December 25, a holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ
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