Christmas Time?

I love Friday nights.  Friday night in the Murch home is date night.  Last night Carissa and I hit NW 23rd Street in Portland, one of our favorite places.  The trees were lit up with white Christmas lights, and the familiar late-fall chill was in the air, as we enjoyed some super-chocolaty hot cocoa at Moonstruck. 

My wife has been very proud of me this year as I’ve taken considerable steps forward in my de-scroogification ventures.  She commented on her continual amazement that I’ve been caught humming Christmas music pre-Thanksgiving a number of times this year.  I must admit I’m a little surprised by it myself.  I have always been an activist for sanity, or as I call it, “keeping Christmas where it belongs.”  I have always defined “where it belongs” as the 6-week window between Thanksgiving and New Years.  Though I remain steadfast in this conviction, we established a concession in our home a few years ago.  The inauguration of Christmas music in the Murch home has been moved back to November 6, not coincidentally my wife’s birthday.  I have shouldered this development with bravery and fortitude the last few years until Thanksgiving.  But something has changed in me this year.  I find myself no longer passively resisting, but actively participating in the pre-Thanksgiving Christmas build up.  I know this is crazy.  I admit that I need to repent.  I think this blog is my way of confessing corporately. 

Pray for me.

About Pastor Andrew

Follower of Jesus, Husband to Carissa, Daddy to four daughters, Lead Pastor at LifePoint Church in Vancouver, WA.
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2 Responses to Christmas Time?

  1. Tim Padget says:

    So long has the house is decorated in harvest colors until Black Friday, you are still in the safe zone. Many have fallen and already put up a tree! But it is still nice to get the reminder that Christmas is coming. Without Christmas Day, what would be the point in it all?

  2. Christy Butcher says:

    That was funny!

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