I have talked with so many ladies during the last couple of weeks who are just overwhelmed. The Christmas preparation to-do list is longer than Santa’s naughty or nice list. Does this sound familiar? When we ponder over this undone or 1/2 done list a sense of nervous anxiousness starts to flood in unwanted. The nerves build, the fuse is short, the emotions flare! In my case, I also count myself inadequate for not getting the list done, and I feel guilt for acting on the anxiousness, then becoming short tempered. Where do we turn when these overwhelming feelings descend? How are we supposed to enjoy Christmas? Well, I deduced that my Christmas focus is partly on the “to-do” tasks and partially on Christ. In The Bible, James Chapter 1 paints the image of a double minded man being tossed with the wind and waves to become unstable. Anxiousness, and becoming overwhelmed causes feelings of instability. There is an element of Christmas that says “perfect gifts, perfect wrapping, perfect meal, perfect decor, perfect tree, perfect hostess”. Luke 2:10b-11 says “Fear not: for, behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in The city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord.” How about giving your whole heart to a perfect Saviour?? The first Christmas was in a barn with manure, dust, dirt, and animal hair. Many shepherds came to visit and worship this baby Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us. Mary didn’t rush around decorating, cleaning, cooking, or entertaining. She laid her baby in a manger and pondered all the glory and wonder in her heart. (Luke 2:16&19). It is so easy to get swept up in all the world’s way of doing Christmas. It is easy to begin to feel tossed around in the wind and waves of “The Christmas rush”. James 1:4 “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” Patiently turning to the simplicity and amazement of the first Christmas will leave you feeling entire, wanting and lacking nothing. Giving your whole heart to The Christ Child will bring you glad tidings of great joy. This is available to all people. So ladies, take this perfect gift for yourself this Christmas!