Tomorrow I have a BIG announcement. I’m so excited. I wish I could make the announcement today. But, I figure Christmas time is the appropriate season for suspense and anticipation. So, tomorrow it will be.
Christmas can also be a time of stress and added pressure. Our to do lists are already so long- and then comes the merry merry. I always say I’m going to simplify and be more caught up with Christ this time around. Less stuff. More spiritual reflections. Less anxiety to get it all done. More anticipation of simply being with those I love.
And then I burn the Christmas goodies we were supposed to give friends. And Mark lost his stocking from last year; I have 5 kids but only 4 stockings. I lost several important receipts. One of the kids wants a Christmas gift that barks and poops and I can’t bring myself to get it. And to completely throw everything into a little tail spin, I’ve pulled something in my back that makes it highly uncomfortable to um… move.
But I’ve decided to look at Christmas like a well loved recipe. And I think the thing my recipe has been missing this year has been a dose of perspective. Perspective changes everything.
Last week I got a call from my friend Joel West- the brother and manager of Matthew West. He wanted me to watch a video Matthew made to help raise money in honor of a little boy named Dax.
I’ll give you the same warning he gave me- get some tissues. And like the commercial says, “Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life and give to those who are not.” After the video, if you want to make a donation- click here.
If you are reading this through your email, you may need to visit my site at www.LysaTerKeurst.com to view the video.