~In our own home [when we are on the mission field] since we are so FAR away from our Culture, Country and Family we have made some exceptions with Christmas music.
[But we haven't listened to it since coming to Argentina =)...we're saving it for after Thanksgiving dinner when we will decorate (a little) for Christmas. It's just SO FUN to turn on the first notes of the Christmas tunes while putting up the decorations! =) ]
~I'm not saying that it's a sin to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving day...but it's sad to me when nearly all of the stores jump from Halloween decor to Christmas ... totally skipping over fall and Thanksgiving decor.
~I just wanted to write a little something to help us to be careful to not Skip over a day/week/MONTH in which to be THANKFUL to God for His MANY Blessings! =)
'Twas a few days before Thanksgiving and all through the land
Hardly a person did notice or seemed to understand.
Each house was already bedecked with Christmas lights then
Few focused on God's blessings...only on eating the hen. (Turkey)
Let us be so careful to guard this special day
Lest the pomp of Christmas come and take it away.
Thanksgiving is lots more than all the yummy food
It's to reflect on our Bounty from God...He is SOOO GOOD! =)
~Heather November 20th, 2011