Don’t Get Scrooged


I LOVE Christmas! I enjoy the shopping and giving to others, I especially love that it is one of THE most celebrated times of year where everyone from all walks of life witness Christians celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ the Savior of the World! What I do not love however is the “bah humbug” mentality that goes along with this merry holiday.  In years past I would find myself looking at the faces of those pushing their carts down the crowded isles and I did not like what I saw: Many with unhappy faces filled with frowns and even anger. Because of this I found myself beginning to dread the thought of participating in one of my personal favorite times of the Christmas season: shopping! As I pondered ways to keep this from happening I had this inspired thought: Don’t look at their faces! This year as we began our Christmas shopping I chose to put it into practice. Now I do my best to focus on those that have a jolly spirit. I have made it a point to turn my attention toward the giggly, joyful child as they look at the abundance of toys on display, or the one singing along to the Christmas jingles as they make their way through the store.  I have also decided this Christmas to not get Scrooged! And most of all to keep my focus on the most meaningful reason for the season, and that Is Jesus, “Unto us is born this day in the City of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord”
Merry Christmas Everybody and have a Happy and Safe New Year!
God Bless Us Everyone!

About Nina Tidwell~Writer, Photographer & Pastor

I am happy to say that I have been married to my wonderful husband for 24 years. I love being a mother to our two boys. I am a published writer and photographer. My written work has been published in local magazines while raising our children in Phoenix, Arizona. While living in Ponce Inlet, FL my photography has been published in "Locals Only Surf Magazine" in Daytona Beach/Ponce Inlet, FL. I also love pastoring Ponce Church, Surfside located in Ponce Inlet, alongside my husband Rick. In 2003 as a family we pioneered the first church ever in the history of our wonderful town. As a family and a church we love to help others. My husband and I enjoy going for rides on our motorcycle and we love to walk on the beach. I am thankful to God for all of the blessings in our life. View all posts by Nina Tidwell~Writer, Photographer & Pastor

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