Beat the Craziness of Christmas–Commit to Worship Christ this Christmas

 

 

34709_420885764648350_36737496_nHave you noticed that December can get a little crazy?

Is your to-do list as long as a role of toilet paper?

Even before December rolls around,the craziness of the commercial side of Christmas creeps forward, breathing down the back of Thanksgiving. This year I saw a few Christmas decorations up before Halloween. That’s nuts!

How funny it has become that as soon as the Thanksgiving turkey is eaten and the apple pie barely digested, we experience the temptation to rush right out and scoop up those doorbuster, Black-Friday-on-Thursday deals. Now if you were one of the crazy folks spending Thanksgiving night in a shopping frenzy, no judgement–I’m just saying it’s a nutty world out there!

However, now it is officially December and the Advent season is here! It is time to put up the Advent Calendar and break out the Christmas Sweater! Yes! I have been waiting all year for December to arrive, because you just can’t feel good about wearing that favorite Christmas Sweater just any month!

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However, as much as I love all of the festivity Christmas brings, I need a plan to stay focused on Christ and keep the chaos under control. >Tweet this.

If I don’t make an intentional effort to stay focused on what is important, the pace of this month in family life can get a little overwhelming–and that makes for a frazzled mom for sure.

Who wants to be a frazzled mom this Christmas?

Nope, not me. And I bet not you either!

You may remember The Christmas Worship Challenge that I hosted on this blog last year. In this daily December series, we worked together to move worship to the top of our To-Do list. Taking time to worship Christ enables us to pace ourselves, staying focused on the deeper values despite hustle and bustle that the Christmas season can bring.

Join me for a youtube visit as we laugh about Beating the Craziness of Christmas–Commit to Worship like the Wise Men. >Tweet this.

On this video you will find 10 minutes of comedy and silly fun about preparing for Christmas followed by teaching on worship lessons from the Wise Men. 

Take the Christmas Worship Challenge by participating in the December devotions. >Tweet this.

For easy reference, bookmark this page for quick access to the entire series. You can also find The Christmas Worship Challenge series listed on the Series on the Blog tab. Devotions include worship tips, a challenge, and music videos. Enjoy!

The Christmas Worship Challenge

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Join the Christmas Worship Challenge

Worship Like a Wise Man

The Glory of Christ

Both Child and Might God

Four Ways to Love God

God With Us

Two Ways to Exalt Christ This Christmas

A God who Speaks

Let Beauty Spark Your Worship Today

Make it Beautiful

Give God Glory: Put on You’re Dancing Shoes

A Lesson From the Christmas Shepherds

Make it Known: Another Lesson from the Shepherds

Treasuring and Pondering: Meditation of the Heart

Fullness of Grace: The Divine Multiplier

How to Find Joy

Worship by Giving the Gift of Prayer

Believing God: The Rest of Peace

Break Out of Your Worship Rut

Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child

The Worship of Gratitude

Celebrate Christmas: Give God the Gift of Yourself

Why You Should Sing in the New Year with a New Song

 We Don’t Worship Alone

10 Practical Tips to Deepen Your Worship Now (Summary of Worship Tips from the Challenge)

10 More Tips to Deepen Your Worship Now

Worship You Don’t Want to Miss

Pass this post on to your friends by sharing on Facebook and twitter, inviting them to join you in The Christmas Worship Challenge!

I am linking this post to Emily Freeman‘s Tuesdays Unwrapped and Transformed Tuesdays at More to Be.

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4 Comments

  1. I love it that you are being intentional about staying focused on Him in the midst of this crazy season. Blessings 🙂

  2. This was a great post! I love how you have links to help us with devotions.

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