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

Author Unknown

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Chapter 12, Page 25, Book 16

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

A Prayer for Christmas

Teach us to value most eternal things…
To find the happiness that giving brings...
To know the peace of misty, distant hills…
To know the joy that giving self fulfils…
To realize anew this Christmas Day…
The things we keep are those we give away.

Marvin Davis Winsett, A Christmas Prayer

From my house to yours, I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Christmas comes whether we are ready of not.  Hopefully some of my reflections on the gifts of hope, love, joy and peace in the past 4 weeks have helped in your preapations for a very Merry Christmas Day.

Wake up every morning with a thankful attitude. Expect something good to happen in your life today.

Joel Osteen

Just to wake up on another Christmas morning is a joy to me.  God’s treasures can be found wherever I go... in the generous acts and kind words by others, through the affection of animals, and through the beauty of nature and art.

Christmas day will always be, just as long as we have we. Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart and hand in hand.

 Dr. Seuss

Children are always the highlight of our Christmas Eve services at church. The pictures are of just a few of my grandchildren taken this Christmas Eve.

Sometimes we need a little something that will remind us to keep moving forward no matter what life throws at us and Christmas does that for me.

TODAY, be thankful and remember how rich you are. Your family is priceless, your time is gold, and your health is wealth. 

Author Unknown
Christmas opens the door to so many blessings and strengths that we all need. The door remains open right into 2017 too.

Remember: Christmas given away will stay fresh—even until it comes again

The Joy You Give
John Greenleaf Whittier

Somehow, not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing
Returns to you glad.

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 


jack69 said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! What better way to wake up than 'happy to be alive' and see beautiful family pictures commemorating the event!
LOVE and peace wishes from Florida

betty said...

So cute with your grand kids, Ma; loved them all, especially the shepherds! So true it is a gift to wake up on Christmas morn and to remember the best gift of all with Jesus!

Bright and sunny here this morning after a day of rain yesterday!

Merry Christmas!



MERRY CHRISTMAS. ENJOY. Looks like you and your grands had a wonderful time celebrating.

Mevely317 said...

Those pictures are adorable!
So fun to have little girls to wrap in velvet and bows. Then again, there's something fetching about a shepherd boy. :)

Rick Watson said...

Now those are some beautiful children. Hope you all had a remarkable Christmas.