KATHIE’S KORNER — Joyful, giving, holiday tips for 2023

Published 12:02 am Saturday, December 9, 2023

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This bares repeating as we move into everyone’s favorite holidays. Let’s begin to plan where we’re going to be and if it all includes family and friends.

Sometimes that’s difficult. Family gets spread out all over the country and world. I endeavor to contact mine with love in cards and other  greetings, limited this year because of my health restricting me.

I’ve picked up gifts for my family and pastor and his wife. I’m a “plan ahead” type person, so it’s fun for me to be “on the lookout” early for their favorite items or foods.

I’m not interested in spending thousands of dollars on gifts. With families getting bigger and bigger, I hope people don’t have those expectations from each other, unless you’ve all agreed.

When I’m around everyone, I watch and listen as they order food or purchase something, especially for them. Then I know how to bless them.

Seems we tend to use gift cards, and I agree definitely for mailing security to long distance addresses and for a quick, handy decision.

It’s  actually, a blessing for the receiver, as, they can get what they want.

Be sure to travel safely. If necessary to leave your home on these days, there’s much traffic and schenanigans to be aware of.

Ask your angels to surround you and your vehicles.

Christmas is a most incredible time of year, especially if we don’t put pressure on the gifts and travel.

Jesus is the One we celebrate and honor.

It comes on the 25th of December, whether we’re ready or not. So just enjoy all the holidays and know that God is our focus! Amen.

Give to Him: “a heart that’s opened up wide, a life that has nothing to hide, praise and honor this day of His birth.”

Kathie Deasy writes about religion for Orange Newsmedia. She can be reached at kathiedeasy@hotmail.com.