Saturday, December 22, 2012

What Is Christmas?

What is Christmas? 

Is it perfectly decorated “Martha Stewart Sugar Cookies” or is it kid frosted, mile high sprinkle cookies and Cyclops gingerbread boys.


December 2012-gingerbread men-w


sugar cookies


What is Christmas? 

Is it a white light Christmas tree in perfectly coordinating theme colors or is it a kiddie Christmas with any lights you can find in the Christmas tub, white or colored, any that work wins the day, with  ornaments of all types in a helter-skelter hanging arrangement.



December 2012-tree


What is Christmas?

Is it wonderful, artfully wrapped presents with corners and bows. Placed just so under the tree.


December 2012-6-2-gift





OR …. is it so much more?

Is it being able to impart an afternoon of joy.  Talking and working together with a sweet, precious 8 year old girl.  Hearing the heartfelt laughter of a little girl who is watching day and night as her sister battle’s cancers debilitating grip.

Oh Lord, Christmas joy came to our house this afternoon.  YOU were hear.  True Christmas.  Your love flowing, circulating, bringing tears to my eyes and a deep thankfulness to my heart.  That You would use us in this manner filled me with a deep knowing of Your love, power, and majesty.  Love spilled down my cheeks and I knew I was witnessing true, God given joy.  She laughed.  She played.  She was a child.  Beautiful, overflowing, Christmas love.  An abounding  well spring of love flowing from our Lord.  True Christmas being played out in a simple act.  An afternoon of loving for one so young and yet so old.  You grabbed my heart and showered upon me a beautiful gift… to see her happy, an abundant blessing.  Thank you, Lord Jesus. 


Love, joy and peace were poured out upon our souls today, reminding us to slow.  To step out of the rush of Christmas and all the world twists it to be.  Today we were encouraged  to soak up His love and pour it out upon others. In turn, we were blessed beyond measure and I felt once again the thrill of Christmas that I had lost. 

The excitement of Christmas is in the giving to those who are truly in need.  To share Christ’s love, the soothing balm, for those who are hurting.  To give of my time for the lost.  To show the true meaning of Christmas through my actions, words, and prayers.  To boldly proclaim Christ as Savior for all.


Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you!


  1. So very true and so very rewarding! It fills your soul in a way that possessions never could.

  2. What a beautiful post, Jenn. You are filled with the spirit of the Lord and it shines thru in your words & images. God bless you and Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  3. Beautiful post and so true,Jenn !!

  4. Beautiful post, Jenn! Thank you for the reminder that Christmas is so much more than the "stuff" that we make of it. Merry Christmas and God bless you!

  5. Well said, my friend! :o) I hope you and your family have a very happy and blessed Christmas!


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