Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Caught Between Two Worlds

Presents Pictures, Images and Photos

Manger Pictures, Images and Photos

I have another blog "Finders Keepers" and I just wrote a post there by the same title as here. As I was writing about being caught between Fall and Christmas at my antique booths and how it makes my head spin I realized I was feeling something deeper. Hence, this post. You see if I am really truthful with myself (and really isn't that who matters most?) I get torn between two worlds at Christmas starting right now. It is nearly two months until Christmas but I feel the pull of the material world, the pressure of our own culture to buy, to have, and to do. And then in the quiet I feel the pull of Spirit, of God's love reminding me that what I buy is not important but that how I treat people is. He reminds me that no gift takes the place of time well spent with a friend.....of shared laughter, tears, memories. He reminds me that spending time in the quiet with Him, fills my spirit to overflowing, empowers me in ways that are good so that I may be more like Him.

I must remind myself every day, with the pressures of advertisements to conform to a certain image, that I be true to me to what I know is Important and Everlasting.

How about you? Do you take the time to step aside and think about the Holiness of the Holidays? How do you keep the sacred?

1 comment:

  1. The most important thing for us during the holidays is time spent with family and friends. We don't do gifts like we used to. We give the girls money to buy what they want, but our other family members don't exchange gifts anymore. We just enjoy being together. The focal point of my decorations is my Nativity Scene. I love it. I had it as a child and it still has a special place in my foyer each year. I enjoy baking, spending time with friends and just enjoying the spirit of the season. Love & blessings from NC!