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by Dr. Jeff Lee
Lets plan a trip, dinners and shopping. We only meet once a year! my mother insisted.
We could sense her anxiety over the preparation, building days before the Holiday. No, wed rather stay home and do nothing! we said. The lack of enthusiasm disappointed her terribly.
Christmas can be stressful for many reasons. Buying gifts, planning, gathering, and anticipating the family get together can provoke uneasiness. We also get frustrated and irritated easily, especially when we feel others do not appreciate our good intentions. Little wonder that many people end up dreading the holiday that celebrates the coming of Jesus Christ.
Lord, dont you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!
Dont let the holiday stress rob you of your joy! Enjoy the One who loves you so much He left heaven to bless you. Also enjoy those you love. Stay focused on the reason for the season!