Five Minute Friday ~ Wonder

Nov 30, 2012


Oh, to have Ethan’s wonder this Christmas season! Everywhere we go, he looks, points, and shouts, “It’s Christmas! It’s Christmas!” I’m so glad he seems to love Christmas as much as I do.

But this Christmas season, I’m learning to wonder in a different way. This is the first time we’ve ever celebrated Christmas as Christ’s birthday, since we come from a religious tradition that mostly doesn’t. As a family, though, we’ve decided to go ahead and do it.

So this Christmas season, I’m opening my Bible each day in my Advent study and learning to say, “It’s Christmas! It’s Christmas!” This week I’m opening my eyes anew in wonder at the hope Christ brings. I’m learning that he is truely our light, and that he always keeps his promises.

This Christmas I’m being reminded that I need to give more and receive less. This Christmas I want to learn to look around me all year long and say, “It’s Christmas! It’s Christmas!” Because really when you’re a Christian, it’s good to remember and wonder anew at God’s gift in Christ at Christmas, but it’s better to continue that attitude and giving all year long.

Do you find it hard to study the Bible?

It doesn’t have to be.

Let me help you learn a technique for studying that makes it simple. Join me as we study one chapter each week and memorize two verses of scripture each month.

You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes in your life.


  1. Julie Anne

    It’s Christmas! It’s Christmas!! I love that it’s not just a one day holiday! looking forward to focusing on Christ’s coming to us all month long!
    visiting from 5MF

  2. Mia De Vries

    I like your wish to give more this Xmas that receive. I am not going to give much gifts this Xmas, for I have come to realize that with my big family we spend much more than we can afford and then the heart attitude with the giving is not right or truly loving for you give out of compulsion and not from the heart. The biggest gift I think all of us can give one another is to give your family your ears to listen, arms to hug, hands to help with dishes and always consider the other as more important than yourself.
    Much love

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