Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Last Post on How to Celebrate Christmas and The Winner of the Jotham Giveaway!!!

I'm pleased to announce that the winner of my Giveaway of the Advent Devotional Book is Tammy!!  Congratulations Tammy!!!  Please email me with your address and your choice of books, so I can mail it out to you!!  :)

And to wrap up this little Christmas series, I want to say that had no idea what I was getting myself into!  I didn't start off intending to get into the whole To Do Santa or To Not Do Santa thing!  :)  Honestly, I don't like controversy!

I just want to emphasize that I'm not judging anyone for the way they choose to celebrate Christmas . . .  or not celebrate Christmas.  I know folks who have chosen not to celebrate Christmas at all, because of its pagan origins, or because of present day materialism.  I know others who try to redeem the holiday by putting the focus on Christ, and I am well aware that plenty of folks see absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying Santa Claus as part of their Christmas celebration. 

The bottom line is, I honestly don't think there is only one right way to celebrate Christmas. I think God will lead each of us if we seek Him into finding a way to celebrate this holiday that glorifies Him and feels right for our family.

Remember what Colossians 2:16 says  --  "So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths."  We are FREE in Christ to observe or not observe holidays as we feel led by the Spirit.


Rebecca's Refining said...

Great reminder! Sometimes we have to come to the place where we "agree to disagree". It is the condition of the heart that really matters for eternity, not family celebrations or traditions!

Samantha said...

Merry Christmas!

tlmalcolm said...

I fully agree with you!!

tlmalcolm said...

Many years ago I had a family at my school who attending a very fundamental christian church that only celebrated the holidays that Jesus would have celebrated in his life. They celebrated all the traditional Jewish holidays but completly ignored Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day (they did give out friendship cards). And they were not Jehovah Witness but some other unique group. They were very understanding of our celebrations and would usually just stay home on the days we had parties etc. But we also worked with them. We all benefited from learning about how others celebrate or worship which allows children at a very early age to learn tolerance.

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