Welcome to Sitting Among Friends. I can hardly believe this is Week 4.
Is it me or does time seem to fly by faster and faster the older you get?
These bloggers are fantastic writers and have some great ideas for this Christmas Season. Check them out. Pin them, Share them, and encourage with your comments, They love it. You will find share buttons to the Left and on their individual pictures.
If you have missed any of the other blog parties. Go to My Blog Party Page
If you missed The 12 Praise of Christmas. It is a compilation, my husband and I put together, with a list of Scriptures and Christmas Songs. Some of my favorite songs with lots of different versions from some of my favorite artists.
I want to encourage you this year to embrace the imperfect holidays. I have been reading so many posts and it seems people feel such pressure to have everything just right. I understand this.
The holidays bring added pressure with family (that we only see at regularly scheduled intervals) getting together for "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year". But this joy quickly gets shot down by unrealistic expectations and ideals that leave the holidays full of anxiety and stress.
Let's try a new thing this year. Let's love the people that we were given. Let's go into the holiday gatherings and love people for who they were made to be. We ourselves are not perfect and that is why we celebrate this holiday.
Because of our imperfection, God decided it was time for reconciliation and humbled himself to this lowly abode. Became a servant and loved the unlovable and the unlikely. That's us. That's your family. The imperfect beautiful mess of it all. He loves you. He loves all of them.
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:21
Can you be like Christ this Christmas? Can you put your expectations of picture perfect Christmas aside long enough to just love as Christ loved you?
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
Now it's Time to Christmas Blog Party!
Bloggers, By linking up you are giving me permission to send email notifications. They will come from me, Jaime Wiebel, and let you know when the party opens. Hope to see you back next week.Please Share this party with your circles and together we can make this a great place to Sit Down With Friends and share our lives and stories.
A friend shared this on Facebook yesterday and I wanted to share it with you. What a Beautiful Amazing Girl She is. Before you link up, Check her out. Watch to the end. It will make your day! Hallelujah! By Lindsey Stirling #aSaviorIsBorn