I’m someone who loves the holidays. I want to do all the holiday activities, like attending tree lightings, watching Hallmark movies and spending time with family. However, I’ve realized I have expectations about the holiday season that have disappointed me in the past. You might have some too.
Even beyond those six, you may have other expectations you’re not aware of. A friend told me about her first Christmas with her husband. He slept through Christmas morning while she and her family did their traditions, and she was really upset.
My friend hadn’t realized she’d expected her husband to wake up for breakfast on Christmas morning. Once she felt that disappointment, she discovered she’d had that expectation all along. Sometimes we don’t fully understand our expectations until they’re disappointed.
What might your expectations be this holiday season? Expectations often lead to disappointment. Before you go home for Christmas this year, think about some of the expectations you have for the season and write them down. Will losing one or all of
In Romans 5:5, the Bible tells us that there is a hope that doesn’t disappoint. When you learn to ground your joy in a personal relationship with God, life’s disappointments don’t all go away, but you’ll always have someone trustworthy you can continue to hope in.
Do you easily get caught up with to-do lists or find yourself focusing on stuff rather than God or others around the holidays? Here are some helpful reminders.
Does the holiday season bring too much busyness, stress and disappointment? Do you long for a different kind of experience? Here are six tips to help you be more present over the holidays.
Don’t let your holiday spending get out of control. These four tips will help you rein in your spending and let you focus on making your Christmas more meaningful.
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