Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Spirit of Christ

As the holiday season is quickly coming upon us I am becoming more frantic getting my house cleaned, presents purchase, and bags packed. I have created a long to-do list that I have emailed to myself, so I can be ready to fly out on Wednesday and enjoy my time with my family friends. I have been preparing for traveling and social time with my family,however, this year I have been trying to refocus my Christmas on Christ.

As many of you have experienced before, being a poor student around Christmas time can be a struggle. Even though I generally make homemade gifts, they still cost money and this is something we don't have this year.So I have been thinking long and hard about the gifts for family and friends. I haven't come to a conclusion for all of my gifts this year, but as I was pondering why I am going to all of this trouble I couldn't help think of why I am celebrating Christmas.

For those of you who know my family, we have had one tradition that has held out strong over the years.......Christmas caroling. Yes, if you know the Stott Family you know we like to sing, and I looked forward to it every year growing up. It may not be much, a couple of traditional Christmas songs,........ and probably "Santa Your'e Too Fat"  (a family favorite), with a warm ball of caramel corn;  But it was a good reminder to me to take the time to focus on Christ, and take the time to love others as He has done for us.

So this Christmas season I hope we can all remember why we celebrate Christmas, and bring the Spirit of Christ into our homes.

This video inspired me to remember what Christmas is all about......enjoy!:


Patty Sampson said...

That was beautiful. I got tears in my eyes. I love the reminder, and I hope that we can live with the Spirit of Christ this year and always. Love you!!

Elaine said...

Thanks for sharing. I like your tratdition and the video too-anything to help put Christ back into Christmas is nice to hear!

Heather Stott said...

cute video. and I totally understand on the whole no money trying to be creative with your gifts, so glad we draw names it makes it easier. I can't wait to see you guys! see ya soon!

Shilowe said...

That's the first time I've seen that clip and it caught me by was so touching that it brought tears to my eyes. What a great reminder! Thanks!