Nothing But Purple: 31 Family Devotions For Christmas Day ONE Dec. 1st   

Sunday, November 30, 2008

31 Family Devotions For Christmas Day ONE Dec. 1st

By: Marilee Parrish

24 Days until Christmas

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be Thankful.
Colossians 3:15
A little prayer:
Father, Thank you for the upcoming holiday season.
Thank you for sending Your Son for us. Help me to keep my focus on You this Christmas and to make this a time of love, hope, and joy for my family and friends. Allow us to bless someone in need this year. As I begin planning for Christmas, let my heart be set on worshipping You this season and not expecting the "perfect" Christmas. Amen.
Family activity
Many homes have traditions to find the annual Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. Putting up the tree is one of the top things on the to do list with family members. Find a tree farm that will let you cut down your own. There are a lot of places that will take you into the woods on a wagon and serve hot chocolate or other special treats.
Stress free Tip
Avoiding major hassle removing your lights after Christmas, start at the base of your tree and work up. Wear long sleeves and gloves when putting lights up and taking them down. When removing the lights after Christmas remember top to bottom.
Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter softened
4 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 to 4 medium banana's, very ripe, smashed
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups milk chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cream sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs. Stir in flour, salt, and baking soda. Add banana's and vanilla; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread in greased 9x11 inch pan. Bake 35 minutes. Cool in pan.
Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year.


1 comment:

  1. The Christmas Trees are vicious when it comes time to remove decorations! All dry and prickly. One year I wore gloves to remove decorations.

    BTW, as always, The Mom Buzz buzzed about your contest at Ohana Mama!


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