Tuesday, December 24, 2013
For Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 2013
1 DAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS
86 DAYS UNTIL SPRING!
179 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER!!!
Sunset: 5:03 pm
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
LUKE 2: 39,40
When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
The pictures today were taken at DS#3’s house where we had our family gathering this year. The picture above is all of my family that were able to come.
I ended the Christmas story today with the Holy Family returning to Nazareth. Family life is so important. Parents are first and the best of teachers and our family has a lot of both - parents and children.
I stand in awe at the size my family has grown to. I can only repeat my THANKS for all the blessings in my life. My children and all their wonderful children make my days complete.
It’s Christmas Eve and I know for many the celebrations will begin. Tonight and tomorrow are truly the most wonderful time of the year.
May your days be merry and bright !
Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.
Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for this past year and have now reached my 1000 gifts. I'm not stopping, but will continue on counting. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
1250. for DS#3 and his wife who were the perfect host for our family Christmas celebration
1251. for the Holy Family, our best examples of family life
1252. for Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year!
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU !
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…