Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Reason For The Season~

This year I am really trying to focus on the true meaning of the season, rather than getting caught up in the modern day frenzy.  Taking time to slow down, enjoy things, rather than rush through and find myself on January 1 wondering where all the time went.

While most of our Christmas decorations are up, I haven't taken many pictures yet.  And, the tree remains to be decorated.

I have spent the past month or so organizing a women's ministry event at our church to be held this coming Sunday evening.  A lot of time and planning has gone into this event.  A lot of hours, and a little stress as well.  Over 200 women will be in attendance, and approximately 30 men will help prepare the food and serve that evening.

The one thing we will all have in common, we are coming together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.  For 2 and a half hours we will step out of the modern day frenzy!

I want to encourage each of you, to take time out.  Kids grow, toys are forgotten or break, that perfect sweater shrinks, loved ones are sometimes lost.  But, memories are forever.

Blessings for a Wonderful Christmas Season!


Brandi said...

Well said, Lauren. Such a beautiful reminder!

Leslie said...

Amen to that Lauren!

Katie said...

it is so easy to let this time go back and forget why we really celebrate. I hope your event goes well!

Bon Bon said...

true true! I'm definitely trying to focus on the real deal stuff too:-) xoxo

Chic Coastal Living said...

Amen! He is the reason! XO, Desiree

Karen Albert said...

Lauren how wonderful. I hope your event was a success. It is a very special way to come together and celebrate the true meaning of the holidays with those we love.

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Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Very well said and so true! I hope your event went well this past weekend! I am also trying to take a break and just enjoy!