Merry Christmas 2009!

Every year as December arrives, I sit and think back on the last eleven months and wonder where the time went.  It has been a rather interesting year in 2009 with much of the country trying to make sense of the economy, our government is still engaged in war, there has been a lot of talk about nationalized health care, and the housing crisis has affected many friends and neighbors.  The hustle and bustle of life keeps us busy, even through the Christmas season – all the goings to and fro, back and forth, here and there – it can be easy to forget why we even have this holiday.

This year, my Christmas card deals with just that.  Despite the distractions of national and world events, or of the myriad of advertising from retailers all trying to solve their financial problems through you, you need to clear your way through the clutter and stop to remember that Christmas celebrates that day when God came to earth in the form of a man to offer a way for our souls to find peace in what really matters – eternal life through Him.

May you and yours have a truly blessed Christmas.