Upside Down Tree – Right Side Up Celebration

“How do I subvert the message my children receive during Christmas?”

Shawn and I were chatting yesterday morning. For some time he found it helpful to only set out an Advent Wreath to subvert the consumer driven nature of the Christmas Season. Now with four children at home and working to balance the tension of “no tree” versus what the tree means if we put one up, he expressed the difficulty many parents face.

The Work of the People came out with a new video that captures a way to offer “tree in the right way.” That is, were we to borrow and image common in Christmas celebrations and flip it in its presentation could we re-configure expectations. We need more upside down trees for right side up celebrations.


About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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