Another Crazy Christmas

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I’ve decided this is going to be a calm, quiet holiday this year. I’m really going to slow down and chill out. Okay, that’s just a joke (or wishful thinking).

I’ll be doing my best to slow down a bit, but with six kids in the house, my wife’s birthday (party before and then her actual birthday on Christmas), then heading for a brief trip overseas for the last couple days of 2017–busy is the best word to describe life.

My son skipped a grade and graduates high school this year. For several years we had talked about a big trip as he’d always wanted to go to London for their New Year’s Eve and see the fireworks in person. Miraculously, we get to do it this year!

I know it will be an amazing time making memories before he heads off to college next year and I’m excited. It’s also a long way to go for four days, but it’s worth it to go on this adventure together.

So yeah, slowing down is probably not going to happen. It’s a crazy life, but it’s (mostly) managed chaos and I’m thankful for God’s many blessings through our kids, our friends, and family.

In truth, crazy is just a part of our world, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have peace. Whether you have crazy plans (or just a crazy family) or you are settling in for a gentler, quieter Christmas, I want you to experience God’s perfect peace.

The Lord sat as King at the flood;
Yes, the Lord sits as King forever.
The Lord will give strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace. –Psalm 29:10-11

Because He is King, you don’t need to fear. Because He is exceedingly good, you can anticipate His strength to fill you and the blessings of His peace.

These are the blessings I’m praying for you! So from our house to yours…

Merry Christmas and a blessed and prosperous new year

What are your Christmas plans? Are you in the crazy camp or the laidback league?

This is my last post for the year, but I will see you in 2018! 🙂


  1. Martha J Orlando

    Merry Christmas, Jason, and safe travels!

    Posted on December 21, 2017
  2. Ed

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I spent the Holidays visiting my sister and her family. Yes two weeks of living in a Christian household! I am sure my snoring made for a Holly Jolly Christmas!

    Blessings in the new year Jason!

    Posted on January 15, 2018

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