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Keeping Christ The Center Of Your Holidays-Decorate Your Heart With Joy

https://www.melanieredd.com/decorate-your-heart-with-joy-this-holiday-season/

Melanie Redd – Decorate Your Heart With Joy

Welcome to our special series, “Keeping Christ at the Center of Your Holidays.”

Over the next few weeks, you get to enjoy the wonderful words of my amazing friends as they share with you creative and practical ways you can keep Christ in the middle of all of your celebrations.

Our prayer is that you will come to know Him, worship Him, enjoy Him, celebrate Him, and share Him with family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. People all around us need to know the love of Jesus.

May we all be bright “lights” this year – sharing hope to those who need it most!


The Thanksgiving decorations in the shed were staring me down.

Bins full of pumpkins, pilgrims and fall foliage.

The argument inside my mind ensued.

I don’t have to decorate for Thanksgiving this year.

Maybe I’ll just skip Thanksgiving and decorate for Christmas.

The kids will be disappointed, though. Maybe they won’t notice. Come on, you know they will notice. I do have all these beautiful decorations I received after Marty died.

Have you ever lost your joy? When you don’t feel like celebrating, how can you turn your attitude around to make much of Jesus and less of yourself? Find out how to decorate your heart - no matter what is going on around you - with joy in this very practical and inspiring article.

I can understand why I didn’t decorate the first year after her death.

It was too sad to go through her things. But now I’m just being lazy. The truth is, I just don’t want to do the work. The truth is I’m not ready for the Christmas rush. The truth is I feel like the Grinch and the holidays haven’t even started. 

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My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

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