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Now graduated from her role as a homeschooling mom of 8, Dawn Camp devotes her time and love of stories to writing her first novel. She enjoys movie nights, cups of Earl Grey, and cheering on the Braves. She and her husband navigate an ever-emptying nest in the Atlanta suburbs.

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  1. “We’ll never do Christmas wrong when we focus on the real reason for the season — the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ — and spending time with those we love.” – Amen, Amen, Amen.

    Thank you for sharing, Dawn.

    Merry Christmas to you all! 🙂

    Love, Bomi

  2. I needed to be reminded of this today. I am sharing it with my mother, who has been ill and unable to do her usual things for Christmas. Thank you for your gift of wisdom.

  3. Thanks for taking the time to send out a timely reminder to all of us women. This year is the first one that our adult children will be too far away to be with us so I didn’t do all the work of dragging everything down from the attic to put up the tree. I did put out some decorations and will be doing things for and with the rest of our extended family nearby. But my big gift this Christmas is the reconciliation that happened in our family in recent weeks. So many prayers were answered and important relationships restored. This reminds me of the true meaning of Christmas, after all–our Messiah coming to restore to God all who will accept Him. Merry Christmas!

  4. You brought tears to my eyes reading this thank you for bringing back the true meaning of Christmas. It’s all about ⁹our savior Jesus Christ.

  5. I’ve been making it a point to Simplify my Christmas this Year too. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus is the Reason for the Season, not me, not what I give or get, not who’s here & who isn’t, not where I go or don’t go, not what I do or don’t do!

  6. Dawn,

    Society plus trying to keep all our traditions puts expectations out there that we feel we have to meet. In our haste to do it all we completely miss out on the true meaning of Christmas-along with wearing ourselves out. You don’t have to have a Pinterest decorated home & all the other trappings to enjoy Christmas. My hubby & I put up a small “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree with lights & decorations on it. I do kind of miss making “Christmas shape cookies” & decorating them, but it’s ok. You see Christmas is about the birth of a savior. The one who left the splendor of Heaven to come to broken Earth & save us from our sins. It’s about the cross & my sins being forgiven. So Happy birthday Jesus & Merry Christmas everyone!

    Blessings 🙂