by PamFord Davis
12/01/2009 / Devotionals
Do you have a favorite Christmas shopping memory? Were you alone or with family or friends? What made that day special? Did you find the perfect gift? One of my fondest Christmas shopping memories goes back over forty five years. I went shopping in the city with my older sister Lauree and best girlfriend Carol. We went by bus and it seemed like a big adventure for girls in their early teens!
We were not big spenders, and used no charge cards. My wallet held only baby sitting money or extra cash from chores. It is the thought that counts when we purchase gifts; and I'm sure a lot of thought and love went behind any selections. I do not remember what we bought for others that day. My mind holds the sounds of "Jingle Bell Rock" on loud speakers. Music, decorations and lights put us in the Christmas spirit. I recall enjoying a meal of fish sandwiches, fries and Coke in a cozy booth. Another pleasure came from the inviting smell and taste of hot salty cashews.
The day brought the surprise of mink! Three young girls from middle class families discovered a sale item in a department store. Mink cuff links were within our budget and we could not resist! We boarded the bus feeling like wealthy models. The small circular mink cuff links helped make a Christmas memory. As you shop this year take time to enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of Christmas. Include those you love in simple holiday pleasures. "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another (John 13:34 NKJ)." Relationships are the best gifts we receive! We will never stand in line to exchange them!
Freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Devotional writing is her first love. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal and more. Devotions included in Tyndale Publisher's 'The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter' by Mary Hollingsworth.
Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.com
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW
Read more articles by PamFord Davis
Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program.
Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer