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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

The Miracle of Christmas

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like the bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do to others is good you do yourself. ~ Norman Wesley Brooks - 1976, from "Let Every Day Be Christmas"


Merry Christmas all my lovely blogger friends!
Christmas is almost here. 



I just want to thank you all for your visits and comments over the past year. I've mentioned this before but I find Blogland to be much like a friendly village where we all know each other and care for one another. Some folks we know better than others but we're still all part of this great big community of bloggers. 



I pray your heart would be full this Christmas. 



May the angels watch over you and your loved ones.



Take time to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas. 

Enjoy spending time with your family and friends.



My little grandson and granddaughter were able to build their first snowman this year. They seldom get this much snow where they live.


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 Christmastime. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder


May your table be bountiful, not just with good food but with the love of family.




While we are enjoying all the wonderful festivities, let's not forget to worship the One who came so long ago to Bethlehem as a Baby born in a humble stable. Without His coming, we wouldn't be celebrating this beautiful and joyous season. The Miracle that is Christmas!

Our world was dark and in need of a Saviour. At just the right time, our Lord left His home in glory to come down among men. He could have been born in a castle for He was and is a King. But He chose a humble stable. A peaceful but smelly stable. His earthly parents were specially chosen by God to bring up this newborn King who would change the world forever. 

We who know Him recognize that it is because of Him we celebrate. Jesus, Son of God, is the Miracle that is Christmas. 

Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King.
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heaven and nature sing....
Issac Watts, 1674-1748   Arr. from George F. Handel, 1685-1759



If I were a wise man, I would do my part.
Yet what can I give Him - give Him my heart. ~ Christina G. Rossetti

May His Light and Love fill your heart and home this Christmas, my dear blogger friends. 

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi

24 comments :

  1. I agree that Blogland is like a "Friendly Village". Your post captured the spirit of Christmas beautifully. Merry Christmas, Sandi!

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  2. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours. His love and light fill my life. Thank you.

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  3. I love your thoughts shared here Sandi!

    A very Merry Christmas to you and your precious family!

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  4. Lovely post Sandi, I appreciate the reminder for us to never forget the reason for the season and why it is so significant, and such a gift. May we all unwrap that gift and treasure it forever.
    Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas!
    Gina

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  5. A very happy and safe holiday to you Sandi and your beautiful family. Wishing you His peace and joy in abundance.

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  6. This was a lovely post Sandi - Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!

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  7. Lovely, as always, Sandi. May Christ's love and light fill your life and home this Christmas. Merry Christmas!

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  8. Oh, what a lovely Christmas message! May the LOVE and PEACE of Jesus fill your home with JOY. Merry Christmas to you and yours. May 2017 be a year of healing and strength renewed for you. I've enjoyed being a part of your "village" of friends here. Such a blessing! Thank you!

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  9. Beautiful post Sandi! Your grandchildren are adorable! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Rebeca

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  10. Amen! (: I hope you have a blessed Christmas and that your health is going better!

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  11. What a beautifully written post on the miracle of Christmas, sweet friend. Yes, all we need do is give Him our hearts. Merry Christmas to you and your dear family, Sandi. Sending love and hugs your way.

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  12. I loved this post. Thank you so much for sharing, the real meaning of Christmas. Adorable grandchildren and dog watching them. Family (and mostly,children) is what it is all about, now and every day of the year. I wish you and all of your family a VERY Merry Christmas. God bless you and Peace to all of us, into the brand new year....

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  13. It was so nice to read this post this evening Sandi. Merry Christmas and God bless,
    Wendy xox

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  14. Thank you for helping us all focus on the true meaning of Christmas, Sandi! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  15. Merry Christmas Sandi!!May the Lord send you blessings!

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  16. Sandi,
    Merry Christmas!! Glad to hear that you celebrated it with family!! We did too. I am at work now, on Christmas Day night. I hope I only have to work through 2 more Christmas holidays and then I can retire but onyl time will tell.... Joe is enjoying his retirement and i have gotten used to having him home. At least we are still talking to one another!! LOL!!
    Take care, my friend and thanks for taking the time to visit!! Hope you are star6ting to feel better..
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  17. A lovely post, Sandi, with such beautiful photos. I love that little felt heart ornament! Hope you are seeing some improvements in your health and that 2017 will be a year of returning health and strength for you.

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  18. Happy Boxing Day and Mweey Christmas Sandi. So glad to have a break to come visit as my Honey is feeling a bit better. Your tree must be lovely! Hope you are able to relax after wonderful times with family. Happy Birthday Jesus! Thanks for being a friend a beautiful blogger!
    Ruth

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  19. I hope you and your family had a joyous Christmas! Thank you for your blog. I know it is a labor of love. Praying God grants you a healthier 2017, and bestows His love and blessings on you and your loved ones. Hugs, Phyllis

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  20. Trusting you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a wonderful New Year!

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  21. Sandi, wishing you and your lovely family a wondrous winter and a wonderful 2017!

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  22. Sandi, I wish you and yours a wonderful year in 2017. I lost both my parents this year and I too am hoping for something more wonderful in the new year. All the best!
    Kim
    http://kim-lettersfromtheshore.blogspot.ca/

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  23. A lovely post Sandi.... I love Old Roses to.. it beauty is never dull.. and I just bought a bunch of white roses the other day with lilies... I wish you the very best New Year my dear... with love Janice

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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