Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bringing Holy Back To The Holiday


This Christmas, I am so tired of all the selling of Christmas. I will be glad when the commercials stop. We are having financial problems, and will not be able to buy for each other, or our family. But, that is ok. This is going to be a wonderful Christmas. God has already given me several gifts that money cannot buy. He brought my niece and her beautiful baby back into my life, and my sister in-law. He helped my sister through her recent visit in the hospital, she is now home. She has congestive heart failure, severe kidney failure, and diabetes. But, she is home for Christmas. Those are gifts that money cannot buy, true heart gifts. We are going to wrap our hearts up, and give them away this Christmas. We may not be able to give gifts that have been bought at the mall, or even walmart, but we are going to give from our hearts. We are going to give our love, time, hugs, and prayers away. Please consider doing the same, you will be blessed.

20 comments:

Karen said...

Oh, Denise...this is what He wants us all to do...more than anything....

Debbie said...

Denise, what a precious gift to give your heart to others. You do that so well. You are always the first one to bless us with your comments on our blogs. You live a life of love for Jesus and I appreciate you greatly. I'm so glad that your sister in law was discharged from the hospital. God does answer prayer.

Love you,
Debbie

Oh Sew Good said...

Those are the greatest gifts of all because those gifts are priceless.

Cassandra said...

Ya I usually buy presents for my friends and my brother and I cant afford it either. Being 16 it is a struggle to pay for 2 compassion children and a cell phone :P God Bless You!

Karen said...

Your blog looks adorable!God bless you!

Love Bears All Things said...

The true meaning of Christmas. After all, it was at Christmas that we received the first gift, a baby, sent to save us from our sins.
Bless you,
Mama Bear

Joyful said...

How wonderful God is bringing your family together. How exciting to have your sister home.
Merry Christmas

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Denise this was a precious post. I totally understand. We are unable to buy gifts. It is hard when you have kids even when they are grown. I am making what I can for them.
Thanks for reminding us all to give love this Christmas.
We talked to our boys on Sunday about saying Merry Christmas and remembering it is about Christmas not Happy Holidays.
Have a Blessed Day,
Sherry

Shelby said...

Denise, you are one smart cookie! (sugar-free since you're diabetic)

Heart gifts are the very best of all, nothing can take their place. Giving the gift of our hearts to our loved ones -- and even strangers -- and to our Lord is the very best of Christmas.

Lea said...

The commercialism of Christmas can sure wear a person out. I'm with you Denise... giving our love, and our time and prayers is the best!
Holykisses my friend,
Love ya

Alicia said...

Those are the best gifts, Denise. I think people get too caught up with buying gifts for people, and sometimes out of "obligation."

godsown said...

Those are gifts that money cannot buy, true heart gifts. We are going to wrap our hearts up, and give them away this Christmas.

I will take those words of you at heart!
My heart was/is heavy this year also b/c of lack of finances but thinking more purposefully about WHAT is important will free my heart more...

Came over to tell you that i mentioned your blog because I had to celebrate my blogaversary by mentioning your name and blogs...

Thank You so much Denise
Bernice

Just Be Real said...

Blessings to you Denise!

Cathy said...

I agree with you, Denise. I am having problems too. Jesus is the reason for the season. Love you ~

Jaime Kubik said...

Thank you for your post. I am loving the Holy back in the Holidays blogs. I am with you -- too much of our time and money get caught up with what IS NOT Christmas. The gifts you described are priceless - who could ask for more?

Renee' said...

Amen Denise. I am tired of it also, when is alot going to realize it is REALLY About Jesus.

eph2810 said...

I think that is a fabulous idea, Denise. I know many in this country are having a hard time in purchasing gifts, but you have the right solution.

Thank you for sharing from your heart as always...

Be blessed as you have blessed me and your readers.

Bernadine said...

Beautiful words of wisdom Denise. Thanks for always sharing from the heart.

Tea With Tiffany said...

You are one of God's great gifts in my life. I celebrate you this season. Your heart is beautiful.

So thankful for your sis will be home for Christmas. Still praying for your family and their health.

Wendy said...

These are the best gifts, Denise! A gift from your heart of love--that's eternal--things aren't, and we tend to forget what we got last Christmas anyway. (Isn't that sad?)
I am praying for your sister, and for you--all things mentioned in these last posts. Denise, I love that you begin and end with praise--just like David in the Psalms--who had a heart after God's own heart! May you be encouraged as you have encouraged others,
Wendy