12 Days of Christmas: Day 9

Eternal Glory

“There is no improving the future without disturbing the present.” – Catherine Booth


12 Days of Christmas: Day 8

Pleasing in Your Sight

So remember while December
Brings the only Christmas day,
In the year let there be Christmas
In the things you do and say.

– Anonymous


12 Days of Christmas: Day 7

A Christmas Candle

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away;
While quite unselfish, it grows small.

– Eva K. Logue


12 Days of Christmas: Day 6

Come as a Child

“There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” 
– Erma Bombeck


12 Days of Christmas: Day 5

Not Alone at All

“I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the word seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.”
– Taylor Caldwell


12 Days of Christmas: Day 4

Make Room for More

Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing,
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart’s possessing,
Returns to you glad.

– John Greenleaf Whittier


12 Days of Christmas: Day 3

Wonderful Impossibilities

“When God intends to make something wonderful he begins with a difficulty. When he intends to make something very wonderful, he begins with an impossibility.”
– Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Coggan


12 Days of Christmas: Day 2

Laugh with Immanuel

“The implications of the name ‘Immanuel’ are both comforting and unsettling. Comforting, because He has come to share the danger as well as the drudgery of our everyday lives. He desires to weep with us and to wipe away our tears. And what seems most bizarre, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, longs to share in and to be the source of the laughter and the joy we all too rarely know.”
– Michael Card


12 Days of Christmas: Day 1

The Greatest Christmas Gift

“This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ.”
– Frank McKibben


A Bundle of Joy

It’s the story that never grows old. Filled with God’s special messengers, unexpected company from the field, unexpected gifts from special guests from afar. Tales of romantic twists and a marriage that almost wasn’t. Even the stars seemed to align themselves.

And all of it centers in on a baby.