Wednesday, December 21, 2011


If you hitch your wagon to a star, be sure it's the Star of Bethlehem.

I've seen the face of Jesus...
It was a wondrous sight!
Oh, glorious face of beauty,
oh gentle touch of care;
If here it is so blessed,
what will it be up there?
-W. Spencer Walton

The best Christmas gift of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with one another.

Jesus is the reason for the season!

From a little spark may burst a mighty flame.

The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
-Helen Keller

There is no name so sweet on earth,
no name so sweet in heaven,
The name, before His wondrous birth,
to Christ the Savior given.
-George W. Bethune

What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb.
If I were a Wise Man
I would do my part.
Yet what can I give Him?
I give Him my heart.
-Christina Rossetti

Christ was one child Who knew more than His parents - yet He obeyed them.

A Christian is one who makes it easier for other people to believe in God.

Keeping Christmas is good. but sharing it with others is even better.

How beautiful to walk in the steps of the Savior, led in paths of light.
-E. Hewitt

The three wise men saw the light and followed it. 
They are rightly called wise!

Christmas, my child, is love in action.  Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
-Dale Evans

A joy that is shared is a joy made double.
-John Roy

Let's approach Christmas with an expectant hush,
 rather than a last-minute rush.

God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
the all of Christmas, which is Christ.
-Wilda English

It is not the gift, but the thought that counts.
-Van Dyke

Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime.
-Charles Dickens

Born in a stable,
Cradled in a manger,
In the world His hands have made,
Born a stranger.
-Christine Georgina Rossetti

Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship.
-Dr. Thieme

Christmas living is the best kind of Christmas giving.
-Van Dyke

The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.
-Henry David Thoreau

I never realized God's birth before,
How He grew likest God in being born...
Such ever love's way - to rise, it stoops.
-Robert Browning

The way to Christmas lies through an ancient gate....It is a little gate, child-high, child-wide, and there is a password: "Peace on earth to men of good will."
May you, this Christmas, become as a little child again and enter into His  kingdom.
-Angelo Patri

Giving yourself is the greatest gift of all.

Love is a circle that goes on and on and on.

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can!
-John Wesley

Take Christ out of Christmas, and December becomes the bleakest and most colorless month of the year.
-A. F. Wells

Whatever else you give to your children, give them roots and give them wings.

You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father's face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.
-John R. Rice

The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.

We may seek God by our intellect, but we only can find him with our heart.

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.
-Ralph W. Sockman

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Christmas is a spark that ignites in someone's heart.

How many angels are there?
One - who transforms our life - is plenty.

Selfishness makes Christmas a burden;
Love makes it a delight.

The joy of brightening a child's heart creates the magic of Christmas.
-W. C. Jones

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
-Guillaume Apollinaire

Seek joy in what you give....not in what you get.

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty;
not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
-Charles Dickens

The very purpose of Christ's coming into the world was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas.
-Rev. Billy Graham

Christmas is telling time - wondering time. Wonder enough about it, and you'll know, and you'll tell about it....
-Roy Rogers

So remember while December
Brings the only Christmas Day,
In the year let there be Christmas
In the things you do and say;
Wouldn't life be worth the living
Wouldn't dreams be coming true
If we kept the Christmas spirit
All the whole year through?

If we think of our heart,
rather than our purse,
as the reservoir
of our giving,
we shall find it
full all the time!
-David Dunn

There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-Albert Einstein

I am not alone at all, I thought.  I was never alone at all.  And that, of course, is the message of Christmas.  We are never alone.  Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent.  For this is still the time God chooses.
-Taylor Caldwell

The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.

The means to gain happiness
is to throw out from oneself,
like a spider,
in all directions
an adhesive web of love,
and to catch in it
all that comes.

It comes every year and will go on forever. And along with Christmas belong the keepsakes and the customs. Those humble, everyday things a mother clings to, and ponders, like Mary in the secret spaces of her heart.
-Marjorie Holmes

Each day of the holidays comes bringing its own gifts. 
Open your heart,
Untie the ribbons,
and enjoy the contents!

Were earth a thousand times as fair
Beset with gold and jewels rare
She yet were far too poor to be
A narrow cradle,
Lord, for Thee.
-Martin Luther

Love and life
That's why He came, and what He offers,
Christmas isn't just for children.
It's for the world.

Don't worry if your Christmas card list seems to be growing each year.  Instead, be grateful!  It just means you're making friends faster than you are losing them.

A little child
a shining star
a stable rude,
the door ajar.
Yet in that place
so crude, forlorn,
The Hope of all
the world was born.

Christmas began in the heart of God.  It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man.

Thanks be to God for His unspeakable Gift--
precious beyond words.
-Lois Lebar

Appreciation is a wonderful thing:
it makes what is excellent in others
belong to us as well.

The Christmas season reminds us that a demonstration of religion is always much better than a definition of it...especially in front of the kids.

Perhaps the best Yuletide decorations are to be wreathed in smiles and wrapped in hugs.

The miracle of Christmas is that a baby can be so decisive.

It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty founder was a child himself.
-Charles Dickens

Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten.  It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives.
-William Parks

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