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Where Is Your Heart This Christmas?

Where is your heart this Christmas? Is it wrapped up in your to-do list or traditions? Find out how you can set your heart on things that truly matter this Christmas season.

I had to privilege of writing this article for June over at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home. Here is a sneak peek at the post. You can then head over to her site to finish reading!

Christmas time is one of the busiest seasons of the year. The hustle and bustle of list making, shopping, cooking, baking, wrapping and entertaining consumes most American families. Everyone wants that perfect, picturesque Christmas. But is the perfect Christmas where our focus should be?

Everyone is consumed with pursuing perfection with having the perfect tree, the perfectly decorated house, the perfectly baked treats, and we can’t forget the perfectly dressed children for our perfect Christmas cards. Just so everyone can see how perfect we are, clearly.

It is all too easy to become more focused on things than on the true reason for the season. When our hearts are set on the earthly things that surround Christmas than we are in danger of losing our joy in what should be the most wonderful time of the year.

Women tend to be more stressed for Christmas than actually enjoying it. We have overwhelmed ourselves with our pursuit of perfection. We have our hearts set on the wrong things and those things are stealing our joy.

As the managers of our homes, we determine the atmosphere of our homes. What are we teaching our children about about Christmas? Do they think that being perfect is what Christmas is all about? Do they think that hosting the most Christmas parties is what’s most important? Or do they dread the month because they know mom will be stressed out every day?

The holidays don’t need to be so stressful!

Read the FULL article at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home! See you there!

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  • Reply
    Christine Duncan
    December 15, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    This re-examining of our motives and hearts seems especially important this year, Ana, doesn’t it? With so much happening around the world, our focus should return to His greatest gift. Your words remind me of this.
    Such a great post, glad to have met you through #TellHisStory today!

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      Anastasia Safee
      December 15, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      Oh yes, I so agree. These times are tough and scary and we need to be focused on the right Person! Thanks for coming over!

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    Michele Morin
    December 16, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Heading over to read the rest!

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    Tai East
    December 17, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Great message, Ana! Thanks so much for sharing, Love! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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    December 19, 2015 at 12:37 am

    We really do need to pause and think. What are we busy with and why do we celebrate this holiday.
    Great points.

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      Anastasia Safee
      December 21, 2015 at 10:16 am

      It is so important to evaluate yourself if you are feeling rushed at Christmas.

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