A Legacy of Joy in Jesus at Christmas (Legacy Leaver Thursday Link Up)

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There are times I wish television came without commercials, especially during Christmas. If you spend anytime watching television during the month of December you will become inundated with the latest jingles for Barbies, IPads, door buster sales and more. I had to mute the television today when one commercial kept repeating over and over again, “Mine, mine, mine, mine.”

What are our children learning from this? It’s time this type of mentality stops. The only way this “Me First” syndrome will cease, is with us, the parents, showing our children a different way.

This Christmas we need to step up to the plate and teach our children that true joy does not come from material possessions, but rather through a relationship with Christ.

We have already been given the greatest gift of all, a gift that is worth more than all the gold, silver, and precious jewels that money could buy.


It’s a gift that’s never ending, one that grows sweeter as time goes by, if we choose to take our eyes off, self and onto who He is.

“God gives God. That is the gift God always ultimately gives. Because nothing is greater and we have no greater need, God gives God. God gives God, and we only need to slow long enough to unwrap the greatest Gift with our time: time in His Word, time in His presence, time at His feet.”  Ann Voskamp, The Greatest Gift

Weary moms and dads, let go of all the expectations of what the world says Christmas should be, and focus it on what was meant to be.

We need to be a living example this Christmas season by passing onto our children the joy that can be found in our Savior . As our children become mesmerized by the warmth of the fires glow, and the light’s sparkling on the tree,  I pray that they would also be captured by what is true and will last all of eternity, the gift of our King.

It’s time to link up your posts for Legacy Leaver Thursday!


  • To link up go to the sidebar and get the code for the Legacy Leaver Thursdays button, right click and “save as” on the code and then upload it into your post. Or you can provide a direct link somewhere in your post linking back here. That way other bloggers can join in too.
  • Then copy and paste the direct link from your post, (not your blog url), into the linky tool below.
  • This link up will be happening every Thursday at Shari A. Miller ~ Living to Leave a Legacy. You can link up your posts that deal with leaving a legacy to your children and other loved ones. These posts can vary from spiritual lessons, to homeschooling tips, to recipes and homemaking skills that you want to pass down. You can also link up posts that offer encouragement to the community. I will do the best I can to read as many posts as possible throughout the week. However, if there are times that I miss you, know that I’m so grateful that you linked up and was so blessed to have you here!
  • In order to create an encouraging community here, please take a moment to visit the person in front of you. Thank you!


All for Him,



Linking to:

Thought Provoking Thursday
Proverbs 31 Thursday
Thriving Thursday


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  1. says

    Thank you, Shari…saw your post on the FB group and came over.
    You have a beautiful blog and I’m so happy to “meet” you!

    Thanks for hosting…will be back to visit more at some point soon.

  2. says

    I was raised on Santa. Now, as an adult and a Christ follower, I am trying to “re-learn” how to do Christmas. This year, I am doing an online Advent study through Good Morning Girls, and that has truly helped to “center” my thoughts and focus them on the true meaning of this season.

    Thanks for this reminder that we must be intentional about focusing on the Savior while the world tries to drown out His voice.

    So glad you linked up at Thought-Provoking Thursday today! :)