Thursday, December 4, 2008

December resolution

its december 4th and I am seated here on my couch writing this and listening to Katie Couric in the background. I am a Brian Williams follower but I missed the 5:30 news. As a side note...I am really not digging Katie's new hair do.

The big three...what to do? They are sick as it is...bankruptcy could have cataclysmic ramifications. Do i like it? No Way! Did i like the 700 billion dollar bail out? No Way! Is all of this necessary?? Unfortunately yes. I am so thankful for God who takes care of us. I am so thankful that I don't have to worry about being okay because He promises me He will meet my needs. I am so thankful that because of this I don't live in fear and feel the need to be selfish and stingy. Do unto others right? :o) Not that I don't pay close attention to the stock market and Jeremy's 401K...human nature i suppose.

Anyway...all of this is on my mind as I continued my Christmas shopping today. When did Christmas become this? When did it become so commercialized that it does not even seem to reflect Christ anymore? I wish for a Christmas devoid of presents. What do we truly NEED? We need Jesus. We need our savior. We need to love others.

I say all of this but then i look down at my pottery barn and restoration hardware shopping bags and I know I am a part of this. I am no better than anyone else. Though I question commercialism...i too fall victim to the store sales and the beauty of Christmas decorations. Reality takes shape as I look at the clock and see that it is almost 7 and my husband is still not home from work. Sometimes I truly wonder if financial security is worth the time that my husband pays every day. resolution is to blog more often. I ended up on a bit of a tangent...such is life.