Christmas has become a celebration of excess and conspicuous consumption. Frequently overwhelmed, nostalgia becomes the antidote to frantic preparations, endless shopping and huge expense that leaves us bone weary. The sermon title, aTLC: Thanksgiving Leads to Christmas, a caught Pastor Elaine Eachusa imagination and she began to wonder how thankfulness might be the key that unlocks the richness of each day of the Christmas season. Being truly thankful takes time---to appreciate, to look deeply inside, to see myriads of connections coming together for good, to incorporate life changes, and to share these new insights. Living into this dimension is to see with the wide-eyed wonder of a child. For Eachus, little moments contain the TLC--- a granddaughter coloring a Christmas tree, making candy with a friend, or a father giving his young daughter a copy of Handelas Messiah. No matter our age, there is magic and wonder within the Advent season. Eachus invites us on a twenty-eight day journey to discover God-with-us. Accompany her on this trip that can take each of us a lifetime as we look for our unique Christmas heart.You need to pay close attention to the parades of apps and technological innovations of newer phones, TVs, and cameras. ... and saber-toothed tigers when in a few keystrokes you can communicate virtually any place Verizon or T- Mobile have service. ... To remain on top of this techno heap, it is good to access someone under twenty. Yet as ... We reason it might be better to turn off the phone than deal with all the intractable problems with which we have been able to do nothing.
|Title||:||Thanksgiving Leads to Christmas|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2013-09-24|