Merry Christmas to You!
I want to thank you for being a part of this community. Whether you have been here for years or hours, God has woven our lives together. For that I am so thankful, you have blessed and encouraged me with your comments.
I look forward to 2015 and all that God has in store. I invite you to grab some friends and come along.
Have a very Merry Christmas! I pray that God will touch you and your family in a special way this Christmas season as we focus on the precious gift He graciously gave to us – His Son.
Even before the turkey graces the Thanksgiving table, it is an all out sprint to Christmas. The retailers begin lining the shelves with Christmas ornaments, trees and gift-wrap before the Halloween candy has even been passed out. Not to mention, the countless preparations you need to take care of around the house. Continue reading
Before I announce the next winner, I would like to share my newest and most favorite Christmas decoration this year, my book tree. I simply selected books from our numerous shelves around the house. Can’t tell we like to read, you can? Continue reading
I pray that you have a wonderful Christmas and let the light of the true meaning of Christmas shine to those around you.
If you have a favorite Christmas tradition or memory, I would love for you to share it.
As a mother to five kids, I know all too well the excitement and joy of Christmas. There are so many things about this time of year that they absolutely love and look forward to. One highlight would have to be going through the catalogs and circling the things they would like to have. They will go through the same catalog countless time to make certain nothing is missed. For the most part, their selections are fairly reasonable. However, there are usually one or two items that slip beyond what is realistic to more of a dream.
There types of gifts are not restricted to children. Stop for a moment and think about the one thing you would love to have if money were no object. A car? Trip? House? Whatever it is I want you to now imagine a friend or family member presents you with that very item this Christmas, something you could never hope to ever get on your own.
Dear friend, we need to all thank God today for giving us each a gift we could never afford. His gift came wrapped and laying in a manger. Christ came to earth, took our sins upon the cross and rose three days later to give the gift of salvation – eternal life with Him in heaven. The choice is yours. Will you unwrap and receive the gift of salvation this Christmas?
Christmas is right around the corner and so I decided to share with you some of the things I think of during this season.
C – Children
Christmas and children go hand-in-hand. There is such joy during this time. I remember as a child making presents for my family and lovingly wrapping them and putting them under the tree. I couldn’t wait to see the expressions on their faces. That anticipation has continued to this day and is seen in my children.
Every year they draw names and purchase a gift for each other. This is generally one of the first gifts that they want to open. They can’t wait to see what their siblings think about the gift he/she selected. The kids are learning the blessing of giving.