Gifts of the Season, From the Heart & Not the Pocket From Coffee HOur @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks for joining me for more on this series, Gifts from the heart, not the pocket. Grab your coffee and let’s get back to our discussion about “Jesus being the reason for the season.”

Now before I can ever claim that Jesus is the reason for the season, I really have to watch what I’m doing and how and why I’m doing it. See, Jesus did not tell you or me to run the credit cards up to their max, buy unnecessarily for any and all, trying to impress and or keep up with the Joneses, dropping from too much shopping, baking ‘til we’re shaking, flying from too much buying. I could go on, but I think you get the picture. 🙂 It’s all a bit contradictory for what and who Jesus really stands for! We must remember, JESUS Is the reason for EVERY season!

Many of these traditions have become a form of manipulation. You notice that Christmas gets earlier and earlier every year? And we even have an all-weekend Black Friday and an Internet Black Monday? At least on the Internet, no one’s getting pepper-sprayed, trampled on and/or killed all in the name of “Jesus”! Really?

After teaching the workshop last year on How to Keep it Real through the Holidays, I was given a huge test to make sure I would live what I had learned. See, my number 1 unlovable person on my list of unlovable/difficult people, my biological mom, took a fall and life as I knew it came to a halt. Plans were changed, parties cancelled and for the next couple of weeks, my life was not my own. But Christmas was happening all around me while I became the daughter to my mom that I never was, and in her illness, He revealed to me the mom I had always wanted.

How was this made possible? I’m so glad you asked! 🙂 By giving the gifts of the season! Join me tomorrow for more.

In His Gifts,


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