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Tis the Most Wonderful Time of the Year….

I love Fall – October and leaving turning colors and temperatures dropping.  November with lots of holidays and time off from school.  Then comes December and Advent and Christmas and carols and singing and lights.  but this is busiest time of year too.  Candy to buy and hand out,  fruits and nuts to buy and bake into cakes, cakes and pies to decorate and all the food to eat.  ‘Tis truly a season to be thankful.

But how many of us take the time to truly be thankful?  Do you pray regularly?  Giving thanks and praise for all that you have in your life?  Or do you merely survive one holiday to spring into action for the next?

Our pastors are delivering a series of sermons on committing ourselves to God.  First we talked about reading the Bible regularly and yesterday Pastor Erin reminded us to pray regularly while in her PJs.  (Nice touch, Erin.) . My mother asked as we drove home if I read my Bible regularly and I had to answer no, but I get a verse a day on my phone, does that count?  It doesn’t really count if you don’t take time to read it.

But it is the busy season.  I have places to go and people to see and things to do and food to eat  Practice for the Christmas Play and Christmas Cantata and after-Christmas Choral show are coming up.  I’m not in the choir, but still… it is the busy season.

God knows you are busy.  He is busy too.  But like your parents and grandparents, He would like to hear from you..  Unlike your parent, God is easier to get hold of.  Any time, any place, you can pray!  You can pray while pulling weeds from a stone garden, or driving to the next event or practice, or right as you are going to sleep, or right when you get up. There are no special words to say, nothing special formula that has to be followed.  God would get bored if we all said the same thing everyday the same way.

So take the time to pray!  Call your Father! then call mom and dad too.