It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chapter 12, Page 15, Book 09


Ma’s Christmas Tip for Today

Wear outrageous Christmas socks

Do you Believe?

If you believe in Santa, he transforms our doubts and shortcomings into the miracle of hope. He gives us the strength to believe. Once a year, Santa slips secretly into and out of our lives again, leaving behind everything we need to make a difference in this world

BELIEVING MEANS: That if you are blessed to spend Christmas in the presence or at least the hearts of loved ones, these are the magic times and the wonder and the memories will keep giving back to you year after year.

BELIEVING MEANS: That if you believe in the power of faith, family and good friends, you have all the magic and wonder and gifts you’ll ever need, and you can keep more cookies and carrots for yourself, too.

Santa is the spirit of Christmas, of giving and sharing, goodwill and excitement

In just a few days Christmas will arrive and families will gather to open their gifts.

BELIEVING MEANS: God has a Christmas gift for you—wrapped not in bright paper and with fancy ribbon—but in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. Without the birth of Jesus there would be No Christmas carols. No Project Angel Tree. No children singing Away in the Manger. No Christmas Eve services for there would be no Christmas to celebrate

If you believe in Jesus , He can transform your doubts and shortcomings into the miracle of hope. He gives us the strength to believe. Once a year, the Christ Child slips secretly into our lives again, leaving behind everything we need to make a difference in this world

When I was growing up I think the mystery and magic of Christmas was entwined in the belief of both Santa and the birth of Jesus. I can remember how special it was to look at the manger where the little babe was lying and would imagine the angels singing Glory to God in the Highest. I also remember wanting something so much and believing that Santa would provide it.

When we consider all the wonderful and delightful traditions and customs that have developed all due to the Birth of One Little Child it is a miracle and a hope come true.

'On Ya'-ma

6 comments:

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Belief in Santa and Christmas is a unique gift and anyone who has not had that has truly been deprived.

Kath said...

I believe "The Greatest Gift Of All" was wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.Alleluia-Hallelujah.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

That corgi :) said...

love what you wrote about believing in Jesus, Ma! he can transform us and give us hope indeed :)

cute idea with the socks; that certainly will "kick" things up a bit and put someone in a holiday mood :)

betty

scrappy quilter said...

I don't believe in Santa however I do believe in the gift we were given and that is Jesus as a wee babe, come to save the world. I love the spirit of giving at Christmas, however I truly wish it would go on all throughout the year and that what Christmas has become would change into truly giving, of ourselves to help others and bring joy into their lives. For me Christmas is so commercialized that we forget the real meaning of it, kwim. Hugs..

Sybil said...

I agree with every word you have written today Ma, not often that I don't though LOL
Been meaning to say I love the tartan blanket that your sdvent ring is on...
Love Sybil xx

Jeannette said...

Everything you have written is so true Pam. Beautiful posting as always.