|My Nativity Snow Globe | Taken by Karen June Miller|
Christmas is a miracle wrapped in wonder and introspection. Left alone, it is simple and unencumbered. And yet we know that we have our hands all over it.
It would feel odd to do nothing. Ever since my first school Christmas craft, I have been inclined to create and express myself during this season. It encompasses everything: gift giving, decorating, hospitality, and worshipping the One for whom we celebrate Christmas. Jesus Christ.
If any of my Christmases have missed the mark, it was because I allowed outside forces to create and direct traffic. I took on too much, felt guilty and or obligated, spent money I did not have. Then I learned to let go.
I now make a wish list with the clear understanding that, if peace will be preserved, anything can be crossed off. I don't use credit cards. I challenge myself to use what I have and be resourceful. I clear the clutter for Joy.