Merry Christmas everyone! It’s my first year in Florida celebrating Christmas, coming from cold Michigan. I’m actually enjoying the season more here as it’s easier to get out to do Christmas activities without bundling up two little ones. It feels surreal to be out here blogging right now on the patio in 70 degree weather on the second day of winter. We have weekend plans to go to the beach and may eat Christmas dinner outside. Such a change from what I grew up with. I’m really enjoying the change, the cold was tough on my health and I see such an improvement here, so I’m very thankful. My kids and husband love the warmth here also, so it’s been a smooth transition.
I’ve been talking to my kids a lot lately about Christmas as my older one is now at the age where he’s asking more questions about why we celebrate Christmas. We talk about how there wouldn’t even be Christmas without Jesus and I’ve found myself reflecting on how hopeless we’d be without Jesus. It’s struck me that it wouldn’t be less hopeless had He never come or somewhat hopeless, but utterly, deprived hopelessness. And I know what that hopelessness feels like, as I’ve only been following Christ for the last 10 years of my life, and didn’t have that assurance of forgiveness before.
Each year I appreciate Christmas more and more as I reflect on the hope I have that a Savior came 2,000 years ago and paid my very large debt of sin. It never stops amazing me that the God that created me and this earth stepped down in the most humble of situations to walk with us, love us, and eventually die and be raised for our sins. He found me in my depraved state and offered me salvation and forgiveness.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend resting in the joy of these truths and the Savior.
The deals are slimming down as we approach Christmas so I won’t be posting much until after Christmas, unless I see something awesome to share in the meantime.
I have some exciting things planned for the blog in 2017 including more store matchups and in store coupon deals as well as deals to help you swap out your home to a more natural, healthy home.
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Thank you so much for all of your support! I’m looking forward to helping you save on a healthier lifestyle in 2018! Merry Christmas!