Yesterday I recalled how great our parents were at doing Christmas. Today I saw an article called “16 Daddy Christmas Tips” by Pastor Mark Driscoll on Dec 19, 2011 in Parenting. I though I would take what he suggested and twist it to my own strange views.
It’s only a couple of days before Christmas and likely your good intentions of Keeping Christ this year are faded. Maybe it’s not too late. Here are some thoughts.
We need a plan for the holidays to ensure family is loved and memories are made. What’s your plan?
Check local guides for fun holiday stuff. My grandson and I went to a basketball game. Not your traditional Christmas fare but we had a great time together. That’s a very Christmas thing.
Mark time for sacred events and experiences to build family traditions that are fun and point to Jesus. Go to a Christmas eve service at a different church from yours. Expand your holiday horizons.
Give as a family. One great way to do this is to serve and love a hungry family through Food for the Hungry.
Schedule a big Christmas date with someone special?
Help mom. Nicky and I are hitting the supermarket with a shopping list from Rose. Help for her and fun for us.
Turn off the TV and out on some Christmas music.
Okay so your tired of the music, snuggle up and watch some fun shows with the kids, especially the little ones.
Take the family on a drive to see Christmas lights while listening to music and sipping cider.
Read about Jesus and pray over the kids.
Repent of being lazy, selfish, grumpy, or just dumping the holidays on Mom. Are you a servant like Jesus to your family?
It’s not too late to make this Christmas special and to be blessed.