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“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” ~Mary Ellen Chase


“Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.” ~ Christina G. Rossetti

the-angel-from-on-high

“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” ~Charles Dickens

“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” ~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” ~Peg Bracken

Christmas ball in tree “The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.” ~ Phillips Brooks (1835-93), American Episcopal bishop, wrote ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem‘.

“Brew me a cup for a winter’s night.For the wind howls loud and the furies fight; Spice it with love and stir it with care, And I’ll toast our bright eyes, my sweetheart fair.” ~Minna Thomas Antrim

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
~Charles Dickens

Chritstmas Tree

“Let’s dance and sing and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.”
~Sir George Alexander Macfarren

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!” ~ Henry Longfellow

“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” ~Eric Sevareid

Victorian Christmas Tree“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.”
~ Alexander Smith

“Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.” ~Joan Mills

‘“Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.” ~ Carol Nelson

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas Sleigh Ride“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”~Roy L. Smith

“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” ~Mary Ellen Chase

“Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year – and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.” ~W.J. Cameron

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” ~Burton Hillis

Singers Glen, Virginia  Brick Church in Snow

“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

“There has been only one Christmas – the rest are anniversaries.” ~W.J. Cameron

“Love was born at Christmas, Stars and Angels Gave the Sign.” ~ Christina G. Rossetti


WINTRYBrew me a cup for a winter’s night.For the wind howls loud and the furies fight; Spice it with love and stir it with care, And I’ll toast our bright eyes,my sweetheart fair. 

~Minna Thomas Antrim

“Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.” ~ Christina G. Rossetti

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
 
“Let’s dance and sing and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.”
“I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
“Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.”
~Eric Sevareid
“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.”
Alexander Smith
“Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.” ~Joan Mills

Robin‘“Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.” ~ Carol Nelso
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~Norman Vincent Peale
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”~Roy L. Smith
“Christmas, children, is not a date.  It is a state of mind.” ~Mary Ellen Chase
Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year – and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.”~W.J. Cameron
“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” ~Burton Hillis
 
“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.”
“There has been only one Christmas – the rest are anniversaries.” ~W.J. Cameron
 
“The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.” ~ Phillips Brooks (1835-93), American Episcopal bishop, wrote ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem‘.

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”~ Audrey Hepburn


A little inspiration for this Sunday with daughter Elise’s pics of our garden.

“Belief creates the actual fact.”
William James

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.”
Thomas Merton

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”
Henry Ward Beecher

“Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.”
Vincent McNabb

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”
John Muir

“Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them. ”
Henry Norris Russell

“The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.”
Leo Buscaglia

“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. ”
Thomas Jefferson

” You change your life by changing your heart.”
Max Lucado

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”
Nido Qubein

“As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit. ”
Emmanuel Teney

“Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.”
Khalil Gibran

God Bless Us Everyone!


“I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant time; a time when men and women seem to open their hearts freely, and so I say, God bless Christmas!”

Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.” – Christina G. Rossetti

“Let’s dance and sing and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.”-Sir George Alexander Macfarren

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!”- Henry Longfellow  

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” – Alexander Smith

“Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.” – Joan Mills

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.”- Carol Nelso

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  ~Norman Vincent Peale
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.  ~Roy L. Smith
 

Christmas, children, is not a date.  It is a state of mind.  ~Mary Ellen Chase

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year – and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.  ~W.J. Cameron

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  ~Burton Hillis

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

There has been only one Christmas – the rest are anniversaries.  ~W.J. Cameron

Merry Christmas~God bless us everyone!