This was originally posted last year, but it’s on my mind again today… Reading a “secular” textbook this morning about the roots of Americans’ tendency to define themselves by the work they do and came across this: “Calvin’s doctrine of predestination led his followers [to view] success in work…as a visible sign that one was […]
What makes for a Merry Christmas?
Receiving the perfect gift?
Setting an HGTV-ready table?
Parents doing just the right things with/for their kids?
Kids expressing just the right amount of gratitude to their parents?
But, what would happen if we decided to have a Merry Christmas whether or not our expectations are met? If we made a choice to forgive in advance the snotty comments from a challenging relative or to ignore the dirty looks coming from the troubled teenager.