Need a little help figuring out a meal plan for the week, here is mine. It is nothing fancy, but helps me stay on track with my eating. Planning out my meals helps me remain on track during the holiday season. I am not claiming to be perfect, as I know there will be cookies mixed in there, to be totally honest, but I making sure that I am fueling my body for my workouts, and providing it with necessary nutrition.
I have been doing a bible reading plan on rediscovering Christmas in a group that I belong to with Moms, Aspiring Moms, and Expecting Moms. I really like this plan because if focuses on the true reason for the season, Jesus Christ. This week one of the devotion topics was about Christmas Cards. For me it definitely reminded me how commercialized this season has become, and how we have lost that personal touch with many things in life. In years past we would hand write Christmas Cards, and now we just take a few pictures, arrange in them in a collage and put it in a template. Not much thought is put into it. People enjoy the family pictures, yes, but we have lost the personal touch. So I am challenging myself, and others to be sure to let those closest to you know how you feel! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Here is the Reading: Acts 15:22-31 & the Devotion:Christmas Cards
- Exposure: Read the passage about an encouraging letter. Most of the New Testament is made up of letters. Buy or make a Christmas card for someone who has really been a blessing to you this year. Spend some additional time expressing to them what they mean to you. If a card won't hold all you need to say, write out a whole letter like the early church did.
- Exploration: Think of how meaningful letters like this must have been in the first century. What kinds of communications do you most often use to express these kinds of thoughts to those in your life?
- Expression: How do you think your card will make this person feel? Why do you think there is so much power in expressing love to someone?
- Experience: Jesus wrote us a really long letter called the Bible expressing His love for us. What has been the most meaningful part of His letter to you?