I love Christmas. I love the lights and decorations, the music, the food. I love giving presents to the people I care about. I love seeing the wonder in our grandchildren’s eyes on Christmas morning.
But I didn’t always feel this way about Christmas. There were many Christmases I was alone, sometimes because of work, and sometimes for other reasons. There were times hearing “Silent Night” would bring me to tears. The apparent joy around me made my internal loneliness all the more painful.
Perhaps you are in that place this Christmas. …..
Watch this week’s video for a new way to think about celebration, especially the celebration of Christmas:
On the most recent Dr Carol Show Dr Carol and Al talk about the real meaning of Christmas, and how to find that meaning even when Christmas is painful. We address things that make the holidays difficult: divorce, blended families, loss of a loved one, family dysfunction, and more. And we talk about a Celebration you don’t want to miss!
For the audio of the three-minute Saturday Memo CLICK HERE.
For the audio archive of the full program, CLICK HERE.
Some resources and Scriptures we mention on the program:
- Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”
- Luke 2:13,14 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
- Dr Carol’s post: Someone Wants to Celebrate YOU!
- Some ideas where you can GIVE this holiday season:
Your turn: How are you celebrating Christmas this year? What do you love, or what do you dread about Christmas? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
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