The Holiday Season and Family – S1E10

Two photos representing the holiday season. The first is of a thanksgiving dinner. The second photo is of a gold star Christmas tree topper.
Take time to enjoy the holiday season. Photo 1 is by Christopher Ryan and photo 2 is by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.

It is that time again–the holiday season has begun. And for many of us, it is a joyous time to behold. For the most part, people look forward to spending the holiday season with family and friends. Of course, others are happy for the long-awaited vacation time from work or school. 

Reflection and thanksgiving 

Fall leaves and the words 'give thanks,' used for decoration in preparation for the holiday season.
The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on the many blessings you received this year.
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Some Christians approach the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season with reflection. Lady V and I reflect on the goodness of God in our lives. Our family has a spirit of thanksgiving because we have overcome some difficult times. Thus, we are grateful to God that He is the one that has seen us through time and time again. He has remained faithful. Praise God!

So, we hope reflection is a part of your holiday season too. You see, no matter your culture or religion everyone has something to be grateful for. 

Celebrate the memory of a loved one 

Also, during this holiday season let’s keep in mind that for some people it may bring sadness because of a loss of some kind. We know that because of the cycle of life people are born, people live and sadly people die. For those families who are grieving the loss of a loved one, the holiday season can be especially hard. 

And so, for those that like our family who’ve had a loss this year, we hope you will consider reflecting on the good times. Celebrate the person’s life–honor him/her. Think of the last laugh you shared, wisdom imparted to you, a warm hug or a sneaky smile. 

This picture represents the holiday season with a Christmas tree and party.
The holiday season is so much better with family and friends. Photo by Eugene Zhyvchik on Unsplash

In other words, celebrate the good memories instead of remaining in a mournful state. Surround yourself with family and friends who also loved that person. Know that your time with that person was a meaningful time because life is precious and no day, no time, no moment is purposeless when it comes to God. In fact, to God every moment of every hour is purposeful. 

A new year and a new season 

A new year is coming and hence a new season of We R S.H.E.Talks Podcast. So, Lady V and I are taking time out to prepare for Season 2 because it is our goal to spread hope everywhere. Thus, we will have more inspiring episodes in the upcoming year. Also, we appreciate everyone who takes the time to listen to us and/or read our blog and weekly devotionals.

We hope that we have been a blessing to you. And we are believing God that He will give us further knowledge to inspire and pour into you in the new year. 

So, we bless you, we pray for you that all things go well for you. That the year not only ends well, but the new year begins well. Moreover, we pray the blessings of God upon you and we pray blessings upon your family.

So, however you celebrate the holiday season, we pray that you’ll know Jesus as we do. And that God reminds you that He loves you and that your life and your family matters to Him. Likewise, be encouraged in knowing that His love knows no limits. Hence, because He loves He expects us to show love to others. John 15:17 New International Version (NIV), “This is my command: Love each other.” 

#TheSpreadHopeChallenge 

We challenge you this holiday season to let family and friends know that they matter to you. More specifically, don’t assume that they know. Because sometimes we tend to take for granted that, the people we love just know. Sometimes a person doesn’t know you care if they don’t hear from you. You see, he/she can feel alone or they can assume that you don’t care. 

So again, The Spread Hope Challenge is to let family and friends know that they matter and that you care. You know, if you don’t like to talk on the telephone, send them a quick text message, a cute little emoji or Gif. You could even go old-school and send a card in the mail. 

Previous episodes you may enjoy 

The Homeless Population—Who are They? S1E2 

Human Trafficking—The Need for Recovery Pt. 1-S1E3  

Human Trafficking—The Need for Recovery Pt. 2-S1E4 

Wisdom — A God-listening Heart – S1E5 

Mental Health: Cyber Bullying, Depression, and Suicide – S1E6 

Mental Health Awareness – S1E7 

Living Through a Diagnosis-S1E8 

Christianity Misunderstood–Understanding Grace – S1E9 

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Weekly Devotionals by Lady V 

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Music by Joakim Karud 

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