It’s that time of the year. The kids have all kinds of extra activities. You are busy with Christmassy things – from buying gifts to attending ‘holiday’ functions. And you find yourself struggling with reality that often conflicts with your hopes and dreams for the season. It can all get pretty exhausting and discouraging. So much so that you start asking, “Exactly why am I doing all of this?” Actually, that is an excellent question because remembering the ‘why’ behind ‘what’ you do at Christmas will change what you experience at Christmas. You give gifts as an expression of love. You attend functions because you love those who want you to be there. And you celebrate the season for one very simple reason: God came to us as one of us to bring healing, hope and salvation. Think about these ‘whys’ and it will change how you feel about ‘what’ you do at Christmas.