Simply Christmas

The holiday season is fast approaching with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner. The holidays are a joyous time, but also a busy time. It gets busy in our house as Helen redecorates. I am not much of a house decorator. I could leave the same stuff up all year long or nothing up for that matter. Helen, however, likes to be in the season. She has already pulled out the fall decorations in the two totes we have for those and then after Thanksgiving, I will have to pull those two totes back out to repack them and then start bringing in the 17 totes for Christmas decorations. (That number might be an exaggeration.)

We have the regular decorations like two Christmas trees, ornaments, lights and nativities that need to be put up. Then we have the Christmas figurines, Christmas hand towels, Christmas soap dispensers and Christmas draft-dodgers that need to be used. All kinds of Christmas decorations to remind us of the season. Mostly what all of these decorations remind me of is the work I had to do to get them out and will have to do to put them away. Helen does most of the decorating work, so I should not complain too much.

Thinking of all these decorations reminds me of the preciousness of the simple, quiet moments of Christmas. Sometimes those moments are significant because of the work done to prepare us for that moment and other times the moments are special without any preparation.

This holiday season we hope you will join us at Christ Church and be blessed by Simply Christmas. We hope Christ Church can be an oasis in the midst of the busyness of the season. We want you to be blessed by remembering the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. Join us for our Advent series that will lead us to Christmas Eve and the celebration of the birth of Jesus. We hope to offer simple moments of great blessing during this wonderful season of the year.