Christmas Memories

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Rejoice! Rejoice!

I sit here in the stillness, gazing at the white lights on the Christmas tree… I’m filled w/ peace, hope, joy, and wonder. The song that comes to my heart is: “Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel…Shall come to thee, O Israel.”

“The Inside Track”

O.k., I just think this is so cute and hilarious that I have to pass it on! Oh, and I also want to say, there’s only FIVE days until Christmas! If I don’t see ya back here before then… MERRY CHRISTMAS!! -D

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I’ve always heard it helps to know…someone on the inside of an operation:

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That girl…

…sure knows how to get to me!

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Sarah really blessed my heart today with something she wrote. I don’t know if a single day passes that I don’t wonder whether I’m doing anything right. I can’t help but consider if my kids are learning any of the right things. (You know, I mean, if any of the good stuff is really getting through to them!)

Anyway, sure makes me cherish the little things…like the quick post Sarah added to her blog today:

Christmas

A Special Moment…

This afternoon, we came home, from the second funeral in our church within a week. We promptly changed out of our dress clothes and grabbed a quick bite to eat. Next, Scott and I found ourselves sharing in a simple activity with our kids…

The four of us were sitting around the kitchen table, coloring Christmas pictures, while listening to praise songs and Christmas hymns. I just cannot describe to you the wonderful, pure, and quiet joy that I felt. Suddenly, it was that kind of moment when I wanted to freeze time. So, I stopped, and I looked around the table at the sweet faces of each family member. Then, I said a prayer of thanks, and I took a “mental snap-shot,” so as not to forget…

Canines, Cats, and Christmas

Here’s a little Christmas humor for ya:

funny dog picture, loldogs, christmas, xmas, holidays

funny pictures

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Quotes for Christmas


Nativity by borealnz

This morning I went looking for some Christmas quotes.

I didn’t have much difficulty finding a few. My favorites are:

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~Janice Maeditere

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.
~Eva Logue

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! ~Author Unknown

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. ~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~W.T. Ellis

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!
~Carolyn Wells

Great little One! whose all-embracing birth
Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth.
~Richard Crashaw

There has been only one Christmas – the rest are anniversaries. ~W.J. Cameron

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**You may find the above quotes, along with many more at: Quote Garden

**I found the above photo at: Flickr