It's time to simplify Christmas! There is a book called "Christmas Is Not Your Birthday." The message of the book is to do Christmas the way Jesus would want you to. Author Pastor Mike Slaughter writes about his book, "Every year, you say you’re going to cut back, simplify, and have a family Christmas that focuses on the real reason for the season—Jesus. But every year, the store flyers, the children pleading for toys, the overspending, overeating, and materialism rob you of the peace and joy of the season and rob Jesus of his rightful role as the center of your celebration."
If you need assistance this holiday season - help is available but you need to make sure to apply for assistance soon. Every year I get calls the week of Christmas from people who need help and at that point it's too late to get help. It takes a while to gather all of the donations and distribute them so you need to make sure don't wait.
So years ago, like 2008, Darius Rucker came by KFDI for a visit. He had just released his first country single and I was SUPER excited that he came by. He was here for about an hour that day and I had asked him to sing a Hootie and the Blowfish song - and he did.
I saw this video and couldn't help ponder all the things kids these days will have no concept of. Allow me to slip into my "grouchy old man" (imagine a voice somewhere between Homer Simpson's Dad and Yosemite Sam) to demonstrate my point. WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE: