The holiday season, spanning from Thanksgiving through Christmas, can be a stressful time for many.😟

Instead of taking the time to enjoy our families and what each of these holidays represents, we often find ourselves worrying about the many things that need to get done – buying presents, planning and cooking meals, coordinating visits, or preparing for everyone to come to our houses.

The list goes on.

It can feel like another job rather than a time of celebration. By the time it’s all done, we’re just wiped out and thankful it’s over.

These precious moments spent with loved ones come and go too quickly to be filled with anxiety.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

To truly savor each Christmas, let’s first take a deep breath and recite this verse.🌬️

Then remember that God loved us so much that He sent us His Son.❤️

With that in mind, let’s cherish the time spent with friends and family, sometimes the only occasion we see them throughout the year.😌

Don’t spend another Christmas just waiting for it to be over.

One day, the kids will be grown up, friends will have moved away, or family may have passed on.

Cast those anxieties over to God and let Him fill you with His peace this year.

Instead of looking back years later on how you wasted all that time under stress, remember how you enjoyed that time with those you love.

Have a Merry & stress-free Christmas! 🎄

And remember – God is good…and life should be too!

David

📖 Scripture of the Week

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

🗨️ Quote of the Week

“This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back?”

Kevin McCallister, “Home Alone”
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