The year I overdosed on Christmas

Celebrating Christ is a daily privilege and joy. It happens throughout the year not just Christmas. John Eli’s post is a good reminder to keep Christ center of life and choosing the best. If you would like to read his other posts you can find him at

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I sat there on the couch, surrounded by people that I loved and cared about, but at that moment I would have given anything for an excuse to get up and leave.

It was the 4th church-sponsored Christmas gathering that I had been to that year, and it was only the second week of December.

I took a look around the room and everyone seemed to be so happy. They seemed delighted to share in favorite family recipes, warm drinks, and Christmas carols. I, on the other hand, clothed myself in a fake smile and thought to myself, “If someone sings O Little Town of Bethlehem, one more time, I’m going to smash the nearest Nativity” (Ok, that’s a little dramatic… but I seriously wanted the carols to stop).

As I sat there, and despite being surrounded by friends,  I couldn’t help but think about everything else on…

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3 thoughts on “The year I overdosed on Christmas

  1. Thank yo so much for your thoughts. My husband is a people person and pastor. I’m not a people person but a pastor’s wife. We’re both busy people (he works two jobs in addition to pastoring. I work a full time job and am a writer which is like another full time job), and I just can’t say yes to everything. I need recharging time. We’re in a very small church, and when we’re absent it’s noticeable. There are times when he doesn’t seem to understand where I am in not feeling like I need to be part of every single thing the church does. It’s nice to hear from someone else who sees the good in sometimes saying no.

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