Peace On Earth Will Come To Stay, When We Live Christmas Everyday
A baby, a manger, a bright and shining star; A shepherd, an angel, three kings from afar; A Savior, a promise from heaven above -- The story of Christmas is filled with God's love.
A baby, a manger, a bright and shining star;
A shepherd, an angel, three kings from afar;
A savior, a promise from heaven above--
The Story of Christmas is filled with God's love.
A happy memory is a hiding place for "unforgotten treasures."
A Snowflake is Winter's Butterfly.
A three-year-old gave this reaction to her Christmas dinner: "I don't like the turkey, but I like the bread he ate."
At Christmas, play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Blue skies with white clouds on
summer days. A myriad of stars on
clear moonlit nights. Tulips and roses
and violets and dandelions and daisies.
Bluebirds and laughter and sunshine
and Easter. See how He loves us!"
Celebrate what you want to see more of.
Chill December brings the sleet blazing fire and Christmas treat.
Christmas is a Son away from home.
Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance- a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Christmas! 'Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the heart.
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
AND IT WAS THE HOLIDAYS. FINALLY, THE HOLIDAYS.
NOSES PRESSED AGAINST STORE WINDOWS.
GIGGLES IN THE DARK. HOT COCOA MUSTACHES.
PRESENTS MADE OUT OF GLITTER AND STRING.
THERE WERE ALWAYS SNOWFLAKES TO CATCH ON
YOUR TONGUE. FROSTING TO LICK OFF A BEATER.
AND THERE WAS MAGIC OH, YES. AND THE
ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY THAT ANYTHING WAS POSSIBLE.
may you rediscover
the child inside you
this holiday season
(this was on a Christmas Card we received at work. No author noted).
Easter is so much more than something to dye for.
Fall's Brief Stay
Has Given Way
To Winter's Cold Winds
Bare Trees Throwing Bleak Shadows
Across Barren Fields Of Brown And Gray
Inside, The Dog Quietly Chews His Rawhide
While Mom Is In The Kitchen
Strenuously Preparing Dinner
She Whips The Potatoes Like A Human Tornado
These Potatoes Will Not Have Any Lumps
She Promises Her Family
I Sit Quietly By The Fire Reading A Book
And Listening To The Burning Wood
And How It Resembles A Tree Limb Snapping Off
When It's Time To Eat
Mom Says, "Gather 'Round"
We Say A Quick Prayer
And Then We All Chow Down
When Our Bellies Are Full
We Will Sit On The Couch
And Listen To Each Other
Tell Jokes Of One Another
When The Joking Is Don...
For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever. ~Mark Twain
People are so worried about ...
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given.
Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men.
God bless America.
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her,
Through the night with the light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the ocean, white with foam.
God bless America! My home, sweet home,
God bless America! My home, sweet home.
He was born in an obscure village. He worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty. He then became an itinerant preacher. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a house. He didn't go to college. He had no credentials but himself. Nineteen centuries have come and gone, and today, He remains the central figure of the human race. All of the armies that ever marched and all of the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned have not affected the life of people on this earth as much as that... one solitary life.
Holiday magic starts from within.
~ Dove Milk Chocolate wrapper
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
I wish we could put up some Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
In everything give thanks.
Isn't it a wonder that the heavens in all their majesty simple could not compare... to the babe in a lowly manger.
It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets.
The only way to spend New Year's Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.
Happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish it on anyone lightly. So let's just wish each other a bileless New Year and leave it at that.
Matt and I have set a date. Matt and I will tie the knot New Years Day in the town of Swampscott, Massachusetts. Reserve your hotel rooms now. I will be having a gay marriage.
New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does...
Joy is not in things;
it is in us.
May the magic of Christmas warm your heart.
May your troubles be less
blessings be more
and nothing but happiness
come through the door.
an irish blessing
Miracles aren't limited to the Holidays
~ Dove Milk Chocolate wrapper
Never a Christmas morning, never an old year ends,
but someone thinks of someone;
old days, old times, old friends.
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
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.
Snowmen fall from Heaven unassembled.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
The deepest distinction in Scripture is not between the Old and New Testaments, but between the covenants of law and the covenants of promise that run through both.
The most vivid memories of Christmases past are usually not of gifts given or received, but of the spirit of love, the special warmth of Christmas worship, the cherished little habits of the home.
The story of Easter is the story of God's wonderful
window of divine surprise.
This holiday season,
Journey to the most wonderful place in the universe...
To fill the hour--
that is happiness.
Trick or Treat
Smell my feet
Give me something
good to eat
Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all.
We need to make traditions of our own. We need to infuse old symbols with new meaning. We need to arrange our lives and our homes so that every single thing points to Jesus. We need to tell our children new stories. We need to be bold.
Why can't every day be like Christmas?
Why can't that feeling go on endlessly?
For if everyday could be just like Christmas,
What a wonderful world this would be.
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
Your presence is often the best present.
~ Dove Milk Chocolate wrapper
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to. ~Bill Vaughn
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~Bill Vaughan
Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. ~Author Unknown
A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. ~Author Unknown
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. ~Benjamin Franklin
No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count ...
“Tis better by far at the rainbows end to find not gold but the heart of a friend.”