Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmastime is here

I think I heard that Texas got snow. And, my aunt, who lives in New Mexico, said they got 7 inches of snow and everything basically shut down. Ok, when New Mexico and Texas have snow and North Dakota doesn't, something is weird in the universe.

This is as close as we are to snow - frost.

My mom keeps saying that she wished it would snow because she can't get into the Christmas spirit when everything is dull and brown. This is funny to me because someone as spiritual as my mom should have no problems getting into the spirit of Christmas. It's not about snow. Although, I do know what she means. I would like a white Christmas as well.

Christmastime is here!

"Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel" (which means, God with us). Matthew 1:23

And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people, Unto you is born this day a Saviour which is Christ the Lord.' Luke 2:11

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. 1 Peter 1:8

And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth. Luke 1:14

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

It's easy to lose sight of the meaning of Christmas amid all the ads and sales and gift buying hoopla in the media. I am trying this year to remember that Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ. Even though we celebrate with pagan traditions, such as decorating a tree, which has nothing to do with Christianity. These traditions are what give us that cozy feeling we all want during the holiday season. We need to feed our senses with the sights and sounds and smells of Christmas. It brings us together. It reminds us to love, to give and to be thankful. It is a time to make resolutions and start over. Learn from our mistakes and become better people. A time of hope. A time of faith.

Wishing you a joyful peace-filled Christmas season!
(snow or not)

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