Happy Sunday! No doubt you are in the throes of preparing for Christmas (I know I am!)--decorating, shopping, baking, cleaning, wrapping--the list goes on and on. And in the middle of it all I know I need to stop, slow down, and take time to prepare my heart for the season. Rather than giving into the distractions and stresses of this time of year, I want to work on being still. I want to get rid of anything causing bitterness in my heart and eliminate those things that have become more important than Jesus. I want to be ready for whatever God may have planned for this season. This week let's take some time to get ready to celebrate the gift of God's unconditional love.