Last night I read The Unbaked Biscuit out of Fit To Burst by Rachel Jankovic. In my head there seems to be many connections. I can tend to imagine wonderful family time but usually I find myself tired and not wanting to give more of myself.
As a thought it would be like Christians that can get fussy over the cashier saying, "Happy Holidays!" and returns with toned and attituded, "Merry Christmas!" Maybe we should seek to be more "Merry" in our "Christmas". And because of Jesus we have plenty to be merry in our Christmas season.
Are we thinking thoughts that are pleasing to the Lord? Is our thinking working its way out into our living? You can have all the right words in your thinking and still have all the wrong words in your living. What you do says something about your worldview. We must be thinking and doing.
Consider Colossians 3:12 where it says "Put on then, as God's chosen ones"...the words that follow may sound great in our private quiet times, but for God's chosen ones they are words we are commanded to put on. God's chosen ones are called to put life to these words.