Friday, December 11, 2009

The REAL meaning of Christmas…

Hi everyone!

I KNOW that I haven’t been blogging recently, but that’s just fine with me… I’m enjoying doing some things that are just way more important – like spending quality time with my friends & family… without feeling guilty because I should be at home prepping for a class or workshop!   I may or may not continue to blog next year, but for right now, I’m enjoying the start of what I’m hoping will be a fabulous long Summer.    I wanted to leave you with something that struck a real chord with me last year when I was super busy doing my stamping, and feeling like I was really not pulling my weight as a Mum/Friend/Wife terribly well.  This is well worth reading – and thinking about.

Christmas Card 2009

Wishing you all a WONDERFUL Christmas, and a safe & enjoyable 2010. 


1 Corinthians 13 Christmas Style
©By Sharon Jaynes

If I decorate my house perfectly with lovely plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights, and shiny glass balls, but do not show love to my family - I'm just another decorator.
If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals, and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family - I'm just another cook.
If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family - it profits me nothing.
If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties, and sing in the choir's cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.
Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love doesn't envy another home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.
Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of your way.
Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return, but rejoices in giving to those who can't.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
Love never fails.  Video games will break; pearl necklaces will be lost; golf clubs will rust.  But giving the gift of love will endure.