Merry Christmas

At this time of year, most people are scurrying around trying to finish last-minute shopping to buy Christmas presents for their friends and families. When I was a child, all the presents were a huge deal, but now, with even our grandchildren grown, our shopping has devolved into a matter of sending money and/or gift cards to our kids and grandkids and Blue Mountain e-cards to other relatives and friends.

That de-emphasis on gifting, however, doesn’t mean the season means any less to me. After all, the point of the season is remembering the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I’ll be going to my mother’s assisted living home Christmas morning to read the story of His birth from Luke 2, and I’ll be giving a lot of thought to Him. I hope, along with your Christmas shopping and family dinner and gift-unwrapping, you’ll pause now and then to reflect on the true reason for this season.

As you may or may not know, my wife had a hip replaced last week, and I’m using that, along with the demands of the season, as an excuse to take a bit of time off. I won’t be posting this Friday or next Tuesday. See you back here Friday, January 2. In the meantime, have a

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


If you abide in Me and My word abides in you, then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.


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About David N. Walker

David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years in the health insurance industry, during which time he traveled much of the United States. He started writing about 20 years ago and has been a member and leader in several writers' groups. Christianity 101: The Simplified Christian Life, the devotional Heaven Sent and the novella series, Fancy, are now available in paperback and in Kindle and Nook formats, as well as through Smashwords and Kobo. See information about both of these by clicking "Books" above.
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9 Responses to Merry Christmas

  1. Warmest wishes to you and yours, David.

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  2. Julie Glover says:

    Blessings and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    “She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.'” Matthew 1:23b

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  3. Merry Christmas, David. I hope you and yours have a lovely holiday and that the wife mends quickly.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


  4. Barb Estinson says:

    Merry Christmas to you both, David and Sharon!


  5. Sharon K. Walker says:

    I’m with you in focusing on the true meaning for celebrating Christmas. And thank you, beyond words, for being the wonderful caregiver that you are.


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