Every Day Is Christmas

Merry Christmas!

I wish you all a day filled with joy, friends, and family! I am looking forward to some much-needed down-time with my family and my Lord. I literally can't wait to get by myself and spend some time dwelling on God's goodness and the miracle of Jesus' birth. I haven't yet had the opportunity to do one of my favorite Christmastime things: find a comfy spot to sit with a hot drink in the middle of the (quiet, still) night, gaze on a lit Christmas tree, and just be still before God. Tonight, after the craziness of this afternoon and our church Christmas Eve service tonight, I will do that. Oh, the magic and mystery of Christmas Eve!

Some pics from our Christmases past:






We were given a copy of this poem with a Christmas card this year. It's probably pretty common, but I had never read it before. I appreciated its words and message, and hope you will, too. (As far as I know (I googled it) the author is unknown.) Have a lovely Christmas! 


Every day is Christmas
when you have the kind of mind,
That stores up all the goodness
and the sweetness it can find.
When you don't need an occasion,
to spread a bit of cheer,
But just keep on a-giving,
of yourself throughout the year.

Every day is Christmas,
with a gaily wrapped surprise,
When you to see the friendship,
in someone else's eyes.
When you try a little harder,
and complain a little less,
Holding fast to all the fervor
of the faith that you possess.

Every day is Christmas,
when you've found that you can be
More concerned with words like "you"
and less with "I" and "me".
When it's fun to do a favor,
and to lend a helping a hand,
When being understood means less,
than when you understand.

Every day is Christmas,
with a beauty deeply cast,
When you find it doesn't matter,
if you're first or if you're last.
When you can face your conscience,
and be glad of what you are,
Then every day is Christmas,
with a stable and a star.

~ Author Unknown

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