Have a Mary Christmas
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Have a Mary Christmas

{Kellie’s Note: Thank you for joining us daily as we’ve celebrated Christmas with our annual 12 Days of Christmas series. Today draws our 2014 series to a close. As in years past, today we begin our Christmas break from blogging until December 26. All of us at Mentoring Moments wish you and your families a blessed and Merry Christmas!}

Most people have a love/hate relationship with the holiday season. We start out saying, “This year I’m going to stay focused on the true reason for Christmas – God’s Son. I won’t get distracted by the shopping, shoving and shipping!”

It’s hard to be a “Mary” during a “Martha” season (Luke 10:38-42). Someone has to tend to the countless details that go into making the holidays fun, festive and, let’s face it, fattening. Parties, gift giving, and baking all take time and energy. Add to that the normal daily responsibilities of life and you can get a headache just thinking about it all!

Please just take a moment for yourself this week. Sit down, put your feet up, and drink a nice hot cup of green tea, hot chocolate, or coffee. Read a few more verses from your favorite book in the Bible. Read a magazine article. Close your eyes and breathe deep. God gave His Son. We have already received the greatest gift we could ever have.

We at Mentoring Moments are thankful for being a family and being part of your family. You are a blessing to us, which we do not take for granted. We wish you a relaxed, fun, MARY Christmas this year. Bake fewer cookies. Buy fewer presents. Attend fewer parties. Take time to enjoy your family and focus on the best gift of all – Jesus Christ, God’s Son.

Have a happy, safe, and relaxed holiday season this year. God bless each of you!

2014 Copyright Kelly Stigliano

12 Days of Christmas 2014

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been writing and speaking for over 3 decades. She and Jerry have celebrated more than 30 wedding anniversaries together—all proof of God’s redemptive power! Kelly made bad choices for years and shares the lessons she’s learned along the way, hoping to keep others from making the same mistakes. Because no one benefits when we wear masks, she tries to stay transparent. “Everyone has skeletons in their closets, but my closets don’t have doors on them!”

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Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been writing and speaking for over 3 decades. She and Jerry have celebrated more than 30 wedding anniversaries together—all proof of God’s redemptive power! Kelly made bad choices for years and shares the lessons she’s learned along the way, hoping to keep others from making the same mistakes. Because no one benefits when we wear masks, she tries to stay transparent. “Everyone has skeletons in their closets, but my closets don’t have doors on them!”

To read some articles I’ve had published, hear about God’s story in my life from the “UNSHACKLED!” radio program or the Focus on the Family broadcasts, see my book, Praying for Murder, Receiving Mercy: From At-Risk to At Peace; My Journey from Fear to Freedom or explore the anthologies I’ve contributed to, please visit my website, www.kellystigliano.com.

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