I've changed my blog to represent Christmas time. It's my favorite time of year and I'm away from my family. In an effort to avoid depression I'm going to surround myself with all Christmas items (aka-decorating early, listening to ONLY Christmas music, and baking). Don't talk to me unless it's Christmas related. :)
On a serious note I'm in Illinois only because God made it very clear to me that I'm suppose to be here. So I will remember his son being born at this time of year and focus on pleasing Him and taking the sacrifice of being away from family so God can use me to His fullest. So I will start the festivities early along with the media and department stores as I remember Jesus and the ultimate sacrifice he made for me.