Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Spirit of Christmas


It's Christmas week....only a few days left until Santa arrives. 

I keep asking myself, 'what is the true spirit of Christmas'? For some, it’s waiting at the window for Santa to arrive.


Or looking at the lights and ornaments on the tree with child-like wonder.







For some it's just the season marked by snow on the ground and icy streams.










Or dashing through the snow...



...in a one horse (OK, maybe 100+ hp) open sleigh.

For me, it’s about celebrating the birth of Christ, who’s given His all for us. What gifts can we give Him? Afterall, it’s His birthday. Maybe we can give Him the few simple things He’s asked for. Our faith. Our commitment. Our obedience. And most of all, our love for one another.






Merry Christmas to all.


p.s. Normally it would be Alphabe-Thursday over at Mrs. Jenny's, but it's winter break. If you want to see what the other Alphabe-tarians are doing, click here.

11 comments:

Barbara F. said...

As always, fabulous photos! Merry Christmas to you and yours! xo

Sue said...

Beautiful photos.
Beautiful thoughts.

Merry Christmas, Anita. Come over when you have a couple of minutes and read my Christmas Eve story!

=)

Stacia said...

Sweet, sweet kiddos! Sweet, sweet photos! Enjoy all that snow! =>

jeannette said...

Seriousness mingled with fun -I love that. Good reminder it's Someone Else's birthday, not our own!:)

Gattina said...

Very christmassy pictures ! With children Christmas is always more fun !

Leovi said...

Delicious pictures, I like how you captured the Christmas atmosphere. Greetings and Merry Christmas.

upinthecosmos said...

Great photos & you worked an awesome message in there nicely:-). Happy holidays to you & yours:-)

Esther Joy said...

Loved your photos! You gave us a feel for that wonderful snowy Christmas that we all dream about. The little snow we had a while back melted rapidly, but I think we have a slight chance for some flurries today!

Lola said...

The very best Season's greetings to you & yours!

Vern said...

I need grandkids.

Jenny said...

I love your photos and the formatting you use on your blog.

I always feel very privileged to look at your personal photo album.

What beautiful memories you are making!

Sending you warm wishes for a 2012 filled with joy, creativity and lots of hugs from precious little ones!