I am writing over at 5 Minutes for Faith today talking about preparing for peace. Here is a little bit of what I wrote:
I love Christmas and everything leading up to the celebration of the greatest gift ever given. As a family, we enjoy all of the festive Christmas traditions. One of the things we love to do is to cut down our own tree. However, as a family of six, this process can be all but peaceful. We all have different opinions and ideas as to what the perfect tree is, and some of us just want to have our own way. Last year when we went to cut down our tree, the process was everything but peaceful. To start off, the trip was sort of spur of the moment. I did not have time to give my children a pep talk about being on their best behavior, not calling each other names, not crying if there tree wasn’t picked, etc. and so on. My youngest two were not in the best of moods and because of this, the day just did not end well. I left feeling frustrated and in a bad mood.
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