This Christmas season I wanted to make sure we took the time to reflect and act upon the blessings and opportunities we have because of the birth, life, Atonement, and Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
With our Children grown and away from home. I have found it harder over the years to "get in" and keep the real meaning of Christmas. When the kids were home it was easy, because we were always talking and teaching our Children about Christ at Christmas time.
Now ....I find we don't talk about it as much .... We live it sure, we hear the lessons at Church...but this year I wanted to talk more about Christ and Christmas with just the two of us at home....teaching each other.
Here is my plan.
Each night we plan to read a scripture about the events leading up to and about the Saviors birth.
After, we will share thoughts, feelings and testimony with each other.
Here is a list of Scriptures we plan to use- one for each day leading up to Christmas.
We also plan to sing or listen to a song about Christmas and our Savior.
Here are a couple we listened to last night
and this one from Casting Crowns
and we plan to sing and watch many of these.
We also plan to go to this site to pick out some old favorites to sing.
We can do this .....there is no better time then now....empty nest and all... to remember Him, talk about Him, sing praise to Him....
Because He came to earth, we have a perfect example to follow. I'm hoping as we strive to become more like Him, we will have joy and happiness and more peace each day of the year. It is His example which, if we follow, will stir within us more kindness and love.
Filling our Empty nest .....Merry Christmas
What do you do to fill your "nest" with the Christmas Spirit?