Merry Imperfect Christmas

My husband Bill and I just returned from selecting some last minute Christmas gifts … with just 5 days to spare. Between holiday prep, caretaking my elderly Dad and worrying if I have all his needs met, my energy level is low. After reading Stacey Gleddiesmith’s words, I’m giving myself permission to relax and have a merry, imperfect Christmas. How about you?  Click here to read Stacey’s blog post.  

thinking worship

This morning at Columbia Bible College’s final chapel service of the semester I was given the opportunity to share a little bit, taking inspiration from a Christmas blog I wrote last year called Merry Imperfect Christmas. So this is a re-visitation of a concept that does, perhaps, need to be revisited. The permissions at the end were used as our benediction.

"Tangled Light" by Tom Cochrane, flickr creative commons “Tangled Light” by Tom Cochrane, flickr creative commons

I hate watching TV at this time of year.

Too many perfect families (mom, dad, 2 kids, a dog) gathered around a perfect table… or in front of a perfect tree… finding each other the perfect gifts… lighting up with the prefect reactions….

And if anything does go wrong it goes adorably wrong. So the dog knocks over the Christmas tree, and everyone laughs and laughs (while looking at each other creepily)—and no one actually has to go over and…

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