I am so excited to be taking Jessica Sprague's Holiday's in Hand Class...it's free BTW and today is the last day to sign up so go check it out!
Our first assignment asks us what our holiday values/goals are...what matters most to you and what you plan to instill into your children. Christmastime is my FAVORITE time of year mostly because of time that is spent with family as well as the REAL MEANING of Christmas...The birth of our Lord and Savior! I hope to instill into my children the REAL MEANING of Christmas and keeping them involved in church so that they might have a personal relationship with God. I myself have been struggling with getting to church on a regular basis. However, it is not ALL about going to church either. I still have a personal relationship with God and pray often. Church does help strengthen this relationship though. During this Holiday season I hope to grow more spiritually and get more involved with my church and activities.
Our second assignment asks us to make a commitment and take 20 minutes of recording/writing/photographing/savoring/printing/gluing/scrapbooking/remembering/slowing down EVERY DAY in December. I plan to take this time to do either a Bible study or jot down some notes on what I am thankful to God for that day!
Along with this class I am also doing Ali Edwards 25 Days of Christmas album. I plan to merge the two together so that at the end of the month I have a wonderful spiritually filled album top look at and be thankful for for this 2009 Holiday Season!!!
I urge you all to do the same...at least take some time for yourselves to think about what the Holiday Season means to you...If you want to feel free to post a comment and let me know what you plan to do if anything, for this Holiday Season. I would love to hear from you all. Thank you for joining me in my Spiritual Journey this Holiday Season :)
On that note...here are a few photo's from this season last year to get you in the mood!!! Look at how much Mackenzie has grown: