Many of us are impacted by extra demands on time, energy and finances. The stress of a busy holiday schedule from shopping to seasonal festivities – can wear off the joy of the season even for a usually well-balanced person. At times it may not feel like ‘Christmas’, so much as ‘Stressmas’!
So, how can we maintain – or recapture the joy of this special season? After all, the idea was originally to celebrate the birth of Jesus and the view of our origin as God’s beloved child (Gen. 1:26,27) that his life represented. It wasn’t about checking things off the ‘to do’ list or finding the perfect gift.Continue Reading