I made no resolutions for the New Year.
The habit of making plans,
sanctioning and molding my life,
is too much of a daily event for me.
Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
Whatever the state of our hearts and lives, it is truly a miraculous gift of grace that Jesus still desires to enter into the manger of our hearts.
The Bible tells us that God is not only with us in Christ but that nothing can separate us from His love!♥
Our pet polydactyl cat Kimba.
The greatest Christmas gift of all
Was never placed beneath a tree,
But lay within a manger
Beneath a star for all to see.
12-12-12! It’s here…
It comes around only once every hundred years!
On this day, there remains 13 days until Christmas…
Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds
and worship of the wise men.
Close the door of hate
and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift
and good desires with every greeting..
Deliver us from evil by the blessing
which Christ brings,
And teach us to be merry with clear hearts.
May Christmas morning
make us happy to be thy children,
and Christmas evening bring us to our beds
with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven,
for Jesus’ sake.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round,
as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time;
the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year,
when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely,
and to think of people below them as if they really were
fellow passengers to the grave,
and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens…
one of my favorites books and films!
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.