MERRY STRESSMAS  

  • What stresses you out during the Christmas season?

  • What turns the celebration of Christ into an emotional meltdown?

  • Maybe it is schedules, budgets and/or toxic interpersonal situations?

The good news is that there tools, principles and wisdom to rise above these situations. When we approach stress with a “victim’s mentality” we are vulnerable to biological, mental and relational viruses. However, when we approach stress as a challenge to overcome, we enter with the health of a Jesus-disciple.

Join us for our annual holiday preaching series at LifePointe called, MERRY STRESSMAS, DON’T LET THE GRINCH STEAL CHRISTMAS. Discover with us how to reach the other side of the holidays being healthy, happy and holy!

TODAY’S MESSAGE

STRESSORS

  • WEATHER

  • EVENT PLANNING

  • FOODS

  • FAMILY

  • TRAUMA MEMORIES

  • MONEY

  • COMPARISONS

 

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

  • OUTDOOR DÉCOR

  • INDOOR DÉCOR

  • ELF ON SHELF

  • SANTA

  • GIFTS

  • COMMUNITY SVC

  • CHARITIES

  • PARTIES

  • MEMORIES

  • LIGHTS TOURS

  • FAMILY PHOTOS

  • CHRISTMAS EVE

  • CHRISTMAS DAY

EPHESIANS 5:15-17 NKJV See then that you walk CIRCUMSPECTLY (GR – exactly, accurately and diligently), not as fools but as WISE, 16 redeeming the TIME, because the days are EVIL (GR – full of labors, annoyances and hardships; pressed and harassed). 17 Therefore do not be UNWISE (GR – without reflection; acting rashly), but understand what the WILL (GR – commands, precepts and pleasures of) of the Lord [is].

 

Manage your TIME

and you will manage your LIFE;

abdicate to CHAOS

and chaos will manage YOU!

 

WHAT TO DO?

 

1 - DECIDE what YOU WANT at the end of the HOLIDAYS

  • IDENTIFY what is MOST IMPORTANT

  • DEFINE desired SHARED EXPERIENCES

  • SEEK first things FIRST

  • DECIDE for DISTRACTION FREE

  • BE in the MOMENT

 

2 - COMMIT to HEALTHY PRINCIPLES of TIME MANAGEMENT

  • Make a PLAN - Own the CALENDAR

  • ROCKS, Pebbles and Sand

  • Manage ENERGY

  • Recognize the TRADE-OFFS

  • Say “NO” – Be EXACT

 

IMPORTANT/URGENT MATRIX

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CALL TO ACTION

Write at least one sentence this week that answers these questions:

What SHARED EXPERIENCES do I want

to have had by the end of the holiday season?

What do I desire

to FEEL and KNOW when it is all over?

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