Traditions, Traditions, Traditions!

Good morning, ladies!

We are swirling over here at LPM getting ready to close down for a few days over Christmas, but, I didn’t want another day to pass before I had us discussing all things traditions.

We’ve covered Christmas parties, affordable Christmas gifts, so it only seems appropriate to share our traditions with each other.

Hear me loud and clear, if you and your family don’t have many traditions or maybe you just aren’t too fond of them, no guilt whatsoever. Saturday morning I went to a Christmas brunch with some ladies from my community group and they all went around and shared some of their favorite traditions. Hearing their traditions was neat and got me thinking for what I might want to do with my own family one day. We can all learn from each other!

I did end up sharing a few things that I would losely label as traditions in our home, but I guess if you do the same thing every year, whether big or small, it’s still a tradition.

For one, my parents have served on our worship team at my church since I was a little girl. That means that the minute the doors opened at church, we were there. With that said, I can tell you the number of times we’ve missed the Christmas Eve service at church on one hand. The only reason we missed a Christmas Eve service was if we landed in Colorado that particular year to visit our family.

Secondly, and this makes our family really weird, but we open gifts s-l-o-w and l-a-t-e. It was torture when we were youngins, but as we’ve gotten older, it would be weird for us to open our gifts before two o’ clock in the afternoon. One year we went the entire day, ate our Christmas meal, visited our dear friends, then came home and opened our gifts that night. That was a one time deal, but it’s how we roll. We also open up our gifts one by one.

And that, my friends, is the extent of our family Christmas traditions.

I’m sure my mom will read this entry then proceed to call and tell me all the things we do that I left out, but for the life of me, I can’t think of one tradition we have.

Let’s hear from you, ladies. I have no doubt these are going to be some fun comments to read!


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  1. 151
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie from Greenville, KY

    And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you, do not fear nor be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8 NKJV

  2. 152
    Lori says:

    Tulsa Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace and work to maintain it. 1Peter 3:11 NLT

  3. 153
    Dixie - Fayetteville says:

    As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. Psalm 18:30 KJV

  4. 154
    Leanne says:

    “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
    See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
    I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.”

    Is 43:18-19 NIV

  5. 155
    Shannon Pate says:

    Shannon Pate
    Little Rock
    Community Bible Study. We are studying the book of Daniel. My favorite thing about this Bible Study is that it forces me to be in God’s Word doing my lesson every day!. 🙂

  6. 156
    Juanita says:

    Juanita, Norfolk,VA
    I am a bit late and trying to get the hang of this . This verse is comforting to me right now.

    NIV 1 Samuel 2:2
    There is no one holy like the LORD;
    there is not one besides you;
    there is no Rock like our God.

  7. 157
    Tonia Alexander says:

    For if we sin willfully after we have recieved the knowledge of the truth, there remainth no more sacrcifice for sins.

    Hebrews 10:26

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