" Mark Driscoll who's one of America's most prominent young
Christian voices says Christians have three options when it comes to
dealing with cultural issues like Santa....We can either reject it, receive it,
or redeem it....I tend to agree with Driscoll that the third option is
best....As Christian parents we should tell our kids Christmas is about the
birth of the Savior, not Santa Claus....every since I can remember most
little children have unintentional worship Santa Claus as the reason
for the season"
Well, Christmas is but a few months away. In that far too brief a time, when we pray and play and talk and laugh together, I wish I could somehow box those moments of bliss, only to revisit them at my pleasure. Unfortunately, unless I have my own personal time machine, one that could whisk me back in time, that journey is an impossible task. Consequently, I am forced to sing satisfied, but I can dream, can’t I?
“No need to worry. No need to fear. Just being alive, makes it all so very clear. That's with a child's heart, nothing can ever get you down. With a child's heart, you've got no reason to frown. Love is welcome as a sunny day. No grownup thoughts, to lead our hearts astray” ~ Stevie Wonder
to find my eyes closed long before my normal bedtime, in the hope that a new day would appear at the blink of an eye. On Prancer, On Vixen, On Carey... straight to bed.... on to Christmas morning.
The door sprang open, mom and dad rescued us from our claustrophobic terror, created by not only the fact that Santa was in our living room but by the knowledge that we would receive a whooping if we wetted our PJ’s. Lost toys were not the culminating factor to our tears, lost “rear end” parts were more of an issue.