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Sunday, December 09, 2012

Casting all your anxiety on HIM for HE cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7.
Christmas can be a time of stress. Expectations are high. Sometimes we feel the need to buy, buy, buy and spend spend spend. There never seems to be enough resources and enough time to do everything.
The cure?
Prioritize your spending. Decide what is most important for gifts and for yourself.
Prioritize your time. Do what really matters. Leave the rest alone.
Don't allow yourself to feel guilty about what you cannot and will not do.
Be realixtic. TV shows and movies make us believe that we can be full of Christmas joy. Enjoy those moments of joy, and realize that we still live in a busy world.
Merry Christmas!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NUOVAELLE 12/10/2012 1:56AM

    Beautiful picture and an excellent meaning for the holidays! It is true that TV and movies often misguide us into false expectations for Christmas. But we can all feel the great joy of this celebration. We just have to open our hearts and our minds and let the real meaning of Christmas spread.
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SPARKLE1908 12/9/2012 6:10PM

    Great advice...I'm giving gift cards this year...may take the "fun" out of the season but it also takes the stress out of it for me...I'm going to relax and enjoy....

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LOOKINGUP2012 12/9/2012 3:06PM

    Thank you for this excellent guidance!

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/9/2012 1:08PM

    Beautiful pictures! Did you take all of your pictures? You must be a photographer. Your message is good too. I will try to keep this in mind this Christmas season!

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PYNETREE 12/9/2012 10:04AM

    Beautiful - emoticon

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JACKIE542 12/9/2012 9:55AM

    Well said, thank you so much. emoticon

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LASKIE2 12/9/2012 9:31AM

    My gift to friends was to have a small gathering (8 of my closest friends) to my home for appetizers and chit-chat of friendships - no gift givings. Thanks for the Anxiety Prayer.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/9/2012 9:05AM

    Adore the picture. So beautiful! And the message in your blog, couldn't be more spot on. Thank you! HUGS

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TORTISE110 12/9/2012 9:03AM

    Good advice! Love the photo.

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BAKER1009 12/9/2012 8:06AM

    Beautiful blog, beautiful picture!!

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GAMMY98 12/9/2012 7:37AM

    What great post and picture. People really need to take this to heart. emoticon

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WILSON1926 12/9/2012 6:38AM

    GREAT post
Thank you.

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