Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve & Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve falling on Thursday is perfect for another Thursdays are for thanksgiving post.
I am truly thankful for the birth of my Lord and Savior. I'm glad that we celebrate it but I honestly have to say that it is way overdone. If we (Christians) are honest with ourselves and each other, most of the holiday celebrations have nothing to do with God at all.
We can best show our thanksgiving for His coming by living as He lived and sharing God's love on the other 364 days in the year.

Although I have another week before 2016 turns the calendar page, I am already looking at things I'd like to do in the coming year. The time that retirement affords me has been great in 2015 (and I am very thankful, indeed), but my hopes are to make it a little more productive in 2016. One of the things that I want to do is a little old school -- writing at least one long-hand letter per week! I already have a few people in mind and I have a few addresses.
However, if you would like to receive a long-hand letter from me during 2016, send me your name and mailing address. My email address is gospelmagic@gmail.com or you can PM me on Facebook or Twitter. If you want to leave a comment with your address, that's fine -- just be sure to remind me not to post it (you know how habits are).

I'll get to a few of my other 2016 goals next week, but figured to get a head start on gathering addresses. (Bilbo, I have yours and your name is on the list!)

I hope that all of my readers (both of you) have a joyous holiday season and a Merry Christmas. If you do celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus, may His blessings and peace be upon you and your family. If your holiday is about celebrating with family and friends, I pray that His blessings and peace will be upon you, as well.

Merry Christmas,

John <><

3 comments:

Mike said...

Let the family gatherings (3) commence.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

May you have a day of peace, love, and time to count your blessings, John Hill. Merry Christmas!

John Hill said...

Thank you, Angel!
And a Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and yours in 2016.