Saturday, November 24, 2007

I want to be Bold...

I popped into a rather slow, not-so-disheveled Wal-Mart last night to get a few things. I was standing in the toy aisle talking to hubs on the phone because I had found something I thought was cool. A lady and her friend came from behind me when I hung up the phone. This lady woman proceeded to tell me that she always calls people from the store to see if she's gotten a good deal and whatnot. She went on to say that she's "trying to convince them (her friends) all to skip Christmas and just have one h*lluva New Years Eve Party." What was my response? A kind smile and an immediate u-turn of my cart. Argh. I am now kicking myself for not being bold enough to say something about how there should be joy in celebrating the birth of our Savior or how she may need to re-evaluate the reason she participates in Christmas at all if it's such a chore. I'm not sure I've come up with a proper response in my mind even at this very moment...but I sure wish I had said SOMETHING.

Lord, please give me the boldness I need to stand up for You when this world wants to 'kick you out of Christmas'. You should be the focus of this's Jesus' birthday...not just a time to shop, give/receive gifts and sing about a jolly ol dude in a red suit. Help me to keep it 'real' for my family.

Why do people participate in Christmas if it's not CHRISTmas to them??


Kellan said...

I couldn't have said it better myself! I too, probably would have not said anything to that woman and would have also regretted it. I hope God heard me too, when I prayed your prayer. Take care. Kellan

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Loved your comment about jeans on Kellan's blog.

Thought I'd check out yours!

I like it! I'll be back!