Dara and I took the kids “Christmas looking” today. It’s our version of “shopping” without actually buying anything for the kids 🙂

We went to the Concord Mills Mall and then over to Toys R Us. We let Max and Mary both take 5 pictures of the toys that they want the most for Christmas. Turns out they want more than 5 toys. Go figure.

It may seem strange to take a day of on Wednesday. This is actually part of my promise to my family, though. Ministry can really consume a family if proper steps aren’t taken to intentionally take days off. I look at my schedule at the beginning of the week and decide which week day is the best day to take off. I do everything I can to make sure that I never miss a week without taking an entire day to just spend with my family.

Nothing is more important.