It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Chapter 12, Page 30, Book 12
Our little Lucky guy with Santa this year' Affirmations of Christmas
I believe that Christmas is more than a time for parties and ornaments; it is a time for remembering Christ and the incarnation of God’s love in human flesh.
I believe there are gifts more important than the ones under the Christmas tree, the things we teach our children, the way we share ourselves with friends, and the industry with which we set about reshaping the world in our time.
I believe that the finest carols are often sung by the poorest voices; from hearts made warm by the wonder of the season.
I believe in the angel’s message that we should not be afraid—that the Child of Bethlehem is able to overcome all anxieties and insecurities.
I believe in prayer and quietness as a way of appropriating Christmas—that if I wait in silence I will experience the presence of the one born in the manger, for he lives today as surely as he lived then.
I believe in going away from Christmas as the wise men went: another way. I want to be different when these days are past—more centered, more thoughtful, more caring.
And I believe God will help me. Amen
6th Day of Christmas, December 30th.
I would be remiss if I didn't give thanks to God for helping me every day. I do believe that we are given just what we need each day, no more, no less. And that is the way I try to live...one day at a time.
I've never had an overabundance of anything, but I have had what I've needed to see me through each day. I'm blessed with a wonderful family, a comfortable home, good health and a few good friends. I don't go hungry by any means, I have all the conveniences anyone could want. These gifts keep Christmas alive in my heart.