CHRISTMAS

A couple things I like about Christmas…

  1. Christmas pajamas. We get pajamas on christmas eve. Every year. And then there is also my feety pj’s that I happen to really like….
  2. Christmas music. Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, Ring ting tingling too. Come on its lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.
  3. Christmas lights. Driving around looking at them, Ooooing and aaawing with friends or family. In early Christian society, a candle in the window signified where worship would be occuring for Christians in a community. Then trees were lit and eventually homes. If you add Christmas music to the car ride it’s a double bonus.
  4. Christmas Cookies. My roommate decorated TONS. She handed them out. She gave them to me to hand out. With special needs ministry, we decorated christmas cookies–and truly there is nothing like it. Spoonfuls of icing and red and green sprinkles.
  5. Christmas at Baylor—Christmas on 5th St.: caroling, cocoa, a concert, carriage rides, live nativity, petting zoo, and Santa. Everyone goes. And in the days approaching finals, as you all walk around with roommates and friends, the stress leaves and the christmas air fills your lungs making that Baylor campus feel so much like home. Those friends—they are family.
  6. Christmas Attitudes. There are more smiles. More cheer. More happiness. More thinking about others. More giving. More loving.
  7. Home. This year I am getting the best of every world. Living in Waco, coming ‘home’ for Christmas has new meaning. Thus I made it home to where all my childhood memories were formed—where ornaments made by a little girl long ago still deck the tree. And tomorrow, we take that same trip with my mom. We have gone to my grandparents’ home every year. And this year we return. And then to Mexico to that other place that is like a second or third home. Home for the holiday….
  8.  The Christmas Story. The time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:6-11
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