Living the Season Well-Reclaiming Christmas, by Jody Collins

If you’re like me, the Christmas season can spiral out of control and turn you into a grinch dealing with ten extra pounds, a stack of bills, and a eye twitch.

“Comfort and joy?” Bah, humbug!

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Enter Jody Collins.

Who, she asks, doesn’t need more joy?

Living the Season Well-Reclaiming Christmas offers real help for those who want to slow down and savor the holiday season, not just survive it.

From the Introduction:

The heart of Living the Season Well is not intended to add one more thing to do; it is a way to encourage a change of mind and heart about the season of Christmas.


You will find this book is short-ish and sweet (like a candy cane or a peppermint latte). That is on purpose.

In a warm, engaging style, Collins explores the December and January liturgical (church) calendar, mining the observances for ways to make room for God, for joy, for rest. She doesn’t push the reader to make radical changes, but rather invites us to pick an idea and “start small, start now.”

She doesn’t forget the children, of course. You’ll find ideas and resources for all ages.

The book is available at your local bookstore, and in paperback and ebook form from Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

If you want to turn your back on the “crazy” and gain some breathing space, you’ll find this book a wonderful resource. And even though I’m recommending Living the Season Well as a Great Weekend Read, it’s really something to linger with and to savor.

Like Christmas.

Thanks for reading,

About Jan C. Johnson

Welcome! If you like food, reading, laughing over life's little disasters, and maybe thinking about the bigger things of life, you have come to the right place. Besides blogging, I write humorous fiction, though real life tends to leave fictional humor in the shade. But I'm not a total goofball. No, really. I'm also working on a biography project. I live in North Texas with my husband, Brent. We enjoy bicycling, Mexican food, and traveling to visit our kids and grandkids.
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4 Responses to Living the Season Well-Reclaiming Christmas, by Jody Collins

  1. So kind of you to share. Thank you ever so much my friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hey, you did all the work! I’m just passing the greatness along.


  3. Jeannine Johnson says:

    Thanks for sharing, Jan, Making more room for God, family, Joy and rest, great plan for Christmas


  4. Pingback: Living the Season Well-Reclaiming Christmas, by Jody Collins — Joywriting: Everybody Has a Story – Living Well Rituals

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