The six weeks from the middle of November through the first day of January host THE Trifecta of holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Most everyone in American society has at least one day off work on these days. We express thankfulness for what we have and for the food, especially the food. Then we plan, ask, spend to give and receive new gifts. Followed by a day where we resolve to make better choices, eat the right things, lose weight and be a better person.

I wonder what our lives would be like if at:

  • Thanksgiving, we thank our God for all that He has given us and allowed us to do and be, acknowledging that without Him, our lives would be ones of quiet desperation.
  • Christmas, we proclaim the birth of His son and realize that without His birth, His death would not happen and without His death, his birth would have no significance to us or to the rest of the world. And we especially hope to experience "and on earth, peace, good will to men."
  • New Years, we embrace the new beginnings and remember that no matter how hard, difficult, heart wrenching, exhausting, frustrating, powerless, unappreciated, unvalued or wrong things around us are, that the Great God Almighty remains in control of our lives and calls us His children, and is always faithful to keep His promises to those who follow Him and His son Jesus.

So as the schedules, demands and pressures of the Holiday Trifecta invade your world, house and family, allow me to offer a short blessing to you and all whom you hold dear…

Vaya Con Dios, Go with God.

We especially hope to experience "and on earth, peace, good will to men"
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