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12/04/2014

Simple Christmas: REDUCE

Paul, the apostle, encouraged us to make it our ambition to lead a quiet life.  We started the year looking at that verse and we have returned to the theme of simplicity at the end of the year.  If leading a quiet life were easy, we would all be doing it. But the expectations others put on us on top of the already unrealistic expectations we have for ourselves keeps us very busy.

 

If we don't reduce at Christmas for the sake of knowing Jesus more, then knowing Jesus will be reduced out of Christmas.

 

I hope you got your Gingerbread scented ornament to hang in your car or your house as a reminder to focus on the important things this Christmas. To help you do that as Christmas approaches, here are a few ideas I think are creative and helpful in bringing the simple message of the Messiah to Christmas. And please....don't try all of them at once! Do a few and save the rest for other years!  Have fun.

 

 

35 Gifts your Children will never forget

http://www.becomingminimalist.com/35-gifts-your-children-will-never-forget/

 

Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar

http://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/random-acts-christmas-kindness-printable-advent-calendar/

 

Simple and Doable Ideas for Families

http://www.wholefamilystrong.com/2013/12/06/simple-christmas-real-simple-doable-ideas/

 

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