Blessings Celebrating

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Things Are Getting Better Slowly

“Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.”
‭‭John‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Good Morning and Happy Monday!  Today, it has been two months since Hurricane Michael came through our town.  My good news is we are slowly recovering.  It’s going to take a long time for life to get back to normal, but officials are meeting day after day, and constantly looking for ways to help businesses and people with housing issues.


Have you ever felt so depressed that you didn’t care if Christmas just passed you by? I have felt that way at times.  Our minister shared a story that warmed my heart yesterday.  His wife wanted a live Christmas tree, which is their tradition.  The box stores in our town did not have any because their corporate offices decided we didn’t need them here after the hurricane.  He went on to explain how he traveled to find a live Christmas tree.  The best part of his story was how we are strong despite the setbacks we may face in life.  God made us that way.  We shouldn’t let the corporate offices of box stores determine how we are going to celebrate the birth of our savior.


It’s normal to feel sorry for ourselves now and again, but we need to pick up our beds and walk.  We need to take the initiative to make things better.  Speak positive words.  Sing Christmas songs.  Get out of the house.  Give to others.  Do something fun and enjoy Christmas!  When we do our part, we’ll notice God stepping in to handle the rest.  Plus we will feel better.

In past years I have gone to see the Nutcracker and many other different things.  This year I plan to go with a friend to see Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey’s Christmas concert.  What better way to enjoy the holidays!

I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy the holiday season.  God bless you.


  1. “When we do our part, we’ll notice God stepping in to handle the rest. Plus we will feel better.” Love this. So true. Sometimes the thing you feel like doing the least is the best thing you can do for yourself! Thanks for sharing.

  2. What have Christmas-trees to do with the birth of the Nazarene master teacher Jeshua (Jesus Christ) who was born in October 4BCE? And should the minister not better have spend his money to help people who had difficulties to get back on track after the hurricane?

    You yourself write: “Get out of the house. Give to others. ” That would have been the better Christian attitude instead of wanting to hold on heathen traditions and commercial attitudes and worldly festivals.

    1. Maybe I should have conveyed that the minister and the congregation have spent a great deal of time and money giving to others, and continue to do so.

      History teaches us that the early church celebrated the birth of Jesus around non-christian festivals to bring others closer to Christ. Over time people have included these symbols in their celebration of Christ’s birth, and the original pagan meanings have been lost.

      For our minister the Christmas tree is just a tradition that brings joy to his family during the holidays when there is so much grief everywhere we turn. It’s a reminder of hope and the second coming of Christ. It’s not so much about commercialism.

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