Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Eve!

Every family has different ways of celebrating and opening gifts. My family has always opened all our Christmas presents on Christmas eve. Santa was reserved for Christmas morning. My husband's family opened everything on Christmas day.

We've tried both ways and I find I'm more comfortable with opening presents on Christmas eve. We don't really do Santa, except stockings; so, we open all our presents tonight and the kids get their stockings in the morning.

The most important thing, though, is the reading of the Christmas story tonight. When the kids were young, we had them act it out. It was cute. We have video of it. Last year, we had a Christmas pageant, where the kids all performed something they had prepared. We didn't do anything for this year, but we'll probably have worship and sing to and for Jesus.

I bought my husband a new guitar for Christmas. It's an acoustic with an amplifier. I gave it to him early. He's so excited and is thrilled with the sound of it. He played worship at a Christmas party we attended on Friday night using it. It was really special as my seven-year old did a solo to Be Thou My Vision while he played. So sweet.

I pray every one of you has a wonderful, blessed Christmas full of peace and joy. Remember to seek Him who came to redeem you, give you life more abundant and peace that passes understanding - peace that does not require happy circumstances and joy that resides deep within.

He is faithful and a rewarder of those who earnestly seek Him.