31 Days of posts is back! This is my 2nd crack at it and I hope I’m a little more prepared this year!
So the deal is this: I post on one subject for 31 days straight: October 1 through 31 . Just like last year, I’m linking up with The Nester. Last year, she had over 700 bloggers join in. I can’t imagine how many will jump on board this year!
And this year I’m combining my two passions: Writing and Christmas! YIPPEE! Every day I will post on another way we can redeem Christmas from the commercialized, market-saturated, over-indulged, tiring, stressful event that makes many people run far and fast from Christmas. I am passionate about Christmas being about Christ, family, giving selflessly and generously without going into debt or being stressed.
This is my philosophy: I have a two-fold love of Christmas. I love that the name of Jesus is in every store , every mall, every public venue. I love that you can talk about Jesus, give and bless in Jesus’ name and even the most hard-nosed get caught up in the love and splendor of it all. I am simplifying this year but I LOVE the lights, I love the joy , I love the colours and the displays. It lights up the dark nights of winter and warms the homes of streets everywhere. This is what I love about Christmas. I think we can redeem Christmas if we admit that there is an element of commercialism and refrain from getting too caught up in it and if we intentionally light up our homes and offer them as a living sacrifice to our neighbourhoods and friends. If we become the light, the light will burn brighter the rest of the year. This is my prayer, my hope and my vision. I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!
If you’ve linked to this page via The Nester’s link up page for 31 Days of Blogger-mania(that’s my take on it) then you will want to hit the “home” button or click on one of the following links for wherever you might be at. Because this is the landing page for all of the posts I’m going to update it daily with links to each current days’ posts:
Use this button on your blog or Facebook page and link back here! Let’s make Redeeming Christmas go viral- in the nicest way!
take me HOME……..country road………………………(click HOME to get back to the most recent post of Little Juan on the Prairie)