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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Processing Distraction

Deuteronomy 6:6 – 7 is one of the central themes of this blog.  As fathers we are to be about processing life through the lens of Scripture with our kids.  That assumes at least that we are in the Word regularly for ourselves.  It also assumes that we are not setting up times where we preach to them rather we are simply connecting what is happening around us to the Word with them.
How are you processing the holidays with your kids?  Thoughts at DTTB.
With that in mind, how are you processing this season with your kids?  We had a lot of presents under, around, and beside our tree last week.  A quarter of our garage is full of the empty boxes and trash bags full of ripped wrapping paper and wrinkled ribbons.  Admittedly that is the remains of the gifts for 15 people, but it is still a lot.  It makes me wonder if we have somehow, in the midst of the giving and receiving of gifts missed the point.

One of the things we do to keep centered is to read through Luke 2 Christmas morning.  We also do a Chrismon Tree all throughout the season and we have given one to each of our kids.  The commercial pull of this time makes it easy to lose sight of what is really important.  What do you do to keep focused?

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