Post-Christmas Reflections

 

 

 

Now that credit cards are maxed out, gifts exchanged and/or returned, resolutions vowed to spend less next Christmas on gifts, rethinking the real purpose for exchanging gifts, and shredding Santa’s wish lists, can I take the liberty to share a gift idea?

When faced with a gift for my wife, I asked what can I give she can’t wear, she can’t eat, and she can’t set around the house as a trinket? I awoke one night with The Twelve Days of Christmas on my mind, a song my wife really likes.

Bingo! Why not a play on those words with The Twelve PRAYERS of Christmas?

So I started writing down some of her needs and wants and eventually had a list of twenty. I prayed for wisdom as I reduced them to twelve prayers. I hope you enjoy reading three of them as much as I enjoyed composing them.

On the First Day of Christmas my true love prayed for “more meaningful occasions to fulfil my music needs.” On the Sixth Day of Christmas my true love prayed for “me to find more opportunities to socialize and fellowship with my sisters in the Lord,” and On the Ninth Day of Christmas my true love prayed for “me to strengthen my holy habit of daily, personal Bible study.”

I have written this devotional to “stir up in my brothers and sisters in the Lord to love and good works.” It’s something I wanted to share. Maybe it challenges you to come up with a special idea for your loving spouse. Anyway, just enjoy something different from me.

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5 thoughts on “Post-Christmas Reflections

  1. Dear Leon,
    What an inspired, loving, and memorable gift for your precious wife, and so creative! I’ll never forget the year my son was a freshman in college, away for Mother’s Day, and he emailed me “25 things I love about my mother” – it’s framed on the wall of my dressing room and I tear-up every time I read it. Emily will treasure that gift forever! love Janey

  2. Happy and blessed Valentines Day to you precious love birds !!!!!! Leon, you are sooooooooooooooo creative and out of the box thinker. We are blessed to know you and Emily. Thanks for the call last night. This morning Boyd and I again gave praise for all our blessings/gifts that the Lord has given us. God is good all the time and all the time God is good. Love, Betsy

    Sent from Windows Mail

    • Betsy, What would I do without you and Janey to encourage me and let me know there’s someone out there. Every good and perfect gift of from above–and you are one of those. God reaffirms us eveyday. Love Leon

  3. DEAR LEON… I LIKED YOUR POST-CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS. HOW ARE YOU? AND HOW IS EMILY? DID SHE GO TO MIRACLE EAR? YOU TWO HAVE MY PRAYERS AND LOVE. HOPE I GET TO SEE YOU SOON. IN HIS GRIP, RUTHE

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