‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

Tweet ‘Tis the Season ….. Christmas has always been my most favorite holiday season. First of all, I love gifts! I love everything about them: the hunt of finding the perfect gift for the special someone, I love the excitement I feel when I finally find it, and I especially love the look on the face of the ones I love as they open and discover the gift.   I love to decorate and bring those special touches into my home and onto my porch. The twinkling little lights are so fun to sit and enjoy on an evening home when all the other lights are out. There is something so hopeful and romantic about it. I love how a sense of hope and anticipation fills the air. Both kids and adults seem to rekindle the awe of this magical season. And yet … I find that I have turned into a scrooge. <GASP> Yes, I know, you are in shock and quite frankly, so am I. How is it that my most favorite season is now filled with dread, heaviness, and routine? Where is my awe and wonder over this time of year? Where is my excitement and joy in buying gifts? Even the traditions we have made as a family have fallen by the wayside as the busy demands of an overfull ministry and personal schedule fill my day … my week… my month. Songs lyrics like: ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…and It’s the most wonderful time of the year swirl in my head … When all of the sudden, if this were the movies, you...