A Child’s Christmas gift.

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My youngest daughter suffers dreadfully from insomnia. After a particularly difficult night last night, her five year old son realised mum had slept badly. Dragging herself out of bed she was confronted by her golden haired son in his reindeer onesie. Blue eyes gleaming he said, “ I found something nice for you.”

He proceeded to put on a Netflix video of a fireplace with Christmas music.

“Mummy, I want you to enjoy it,” he said.

This is all the more special as generally he’ll hog the TV (when dad’s not home) for his Wild Krats and Dino Train programs. I think we have a “Christmas angel”.

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You’re Invited!

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I love Christmas! Come enjoy my  decorating. Think carols and mulled wine around! Take a glass and let’s toast the season!

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Back at last!

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After several weeks of internet problems, a heavy and dibilitating cold and the enormous learning curve of a new laptop with new programs etc. (and not being able to find my Word press password to use on it) I’m finally reconnected, updated (somewhat lol!) and recovered ready for my favourite time of year Christmas!

Appologies to all my comrade blog writers for extreme neglect in both posting and reading.  Looking forward to all your wonderful Christmas posts!

Why keep Christ in Christmas?

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I received an invitation, from my eldest, to celebrate “Chrimbo” together ??? My younger daughter enlightenned me….. First “Xmas” and now “Crimbo” – are people afraid of the word Christ? Without him there would be no Christmas! This post from Steve Maraboli explains.

Why keep Christ in Christmas?

feed the hungry

clothe the naked

forgive the guilty

welcome the unwanted

care for the ill

love your enemies

and do unto others

as you would have them done unto you.

 

 

Christmas Illumination.

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I’d heard this song many times, but this morning it spoke to my heart.

“Cast out our sin”… those secret sins hidden in the heart, pride, selfishness, arrogance, the ones we hide from all but Him.

“Enter in”… the habitation of Christ – the only way we can love the way He loves, His spirit in us. This may seem scary, to give free entrance to another, our will giving way to theirs (visions of “The exorcist”). But not with Christ, for “God is love”. His spirit is love, pure love bringing joy, peace and compassion for our fellow man.  It’s like having the one you are totally in love with, and whom you trust utterly, live within you, knowing you can never be parted and that He’ll defend and care for you, not only in this life but forever.

“Be born in us today.” We celebrate Jesus’ birth at Christmas, yet He can be born in our hearts every day, the Christmas miracle replayed many times over. I’ve long believed that was what He meant when He said, “greater things shall ye do because I go to the Father.” His power and love manifest in millions of hearts around the world. Only in this way can peace on earth truly come. Though we may be well meaning, our hearts are not pure enough without his spirit ( the hidden sins remain) and without His power we cannot defeat the evils of this world.

I rejoiced in the realisation that the miracle of Christmas can live in my heart every day – Christ with man.