As crazy as it is to say, it is that time of year again. Our kids just have a few more days of school before they begin their Christmas break. We have our lights on the house, the tree is up, and we were wearing shorts this weekend – gotta love our Houston climate. Christmas parties and concerts are in full swing. Christmas shopping is an obvious objective for so many who are filling the roadways each weekend. It is that time.
My writing here at Suburbia Uncovered will take a break for a few weeks. There are several different reasons. I will be preparing for our Christmas Eve Worship Gathering. We will be preparing for our family Christmas time. Saturday, Dec 20, also marks the conclusion of 17 wonderful years of marriage for us. Because of the craziness of the season we always wait until after Christmas to celebrate in some way. So, I will be enjoying some quality time with my bride as the New Year approaches.
The days after Christmas also function as a small reset point for me each year. I will reassess and reorganize and get my mind and heart around a 2015 game plan. This always serves as a much needed deep breath before things hit full pace again at the beginning of the year.
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas! I want to thank you for your readership and your participation in the dialogue. I pray that God has used some words here to spark growth in your mind and heart. I want to encourage you to capitalize on the ‘fresh start’ feeling of a new year and adjust your rhythms and dive deeper into your enjoyment of Jesus Christ.
Reflect on who you are today because of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Evaluate how you are living differently today because you believe that He is returning. Take some quiet pauses over these holidays and take in the realities of His work around you and what He has given you to steward for His glory – namely the friends, family, and church which surround you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’s! I look forward to getting back to you in early 2015. Savor the moments you have and memories you will make in these days ahead.