“And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall
find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes,
lying in a manger. And suddenly there was
with the angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God, and saying, Glory to God
in the highest, and on earth peace, good will
toward men” (Luke 2: 12-15).
Giggles, whispers, knowing rins, and unusual allies— what time of the year is it? It’s October or November!
centermost in hearts and minds. It is time
each other intimately. True intimacy, the
the Messiah’s birth entails.
“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy
and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness,
humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffer-ing” (Colossians 3: 12).
These are the true gifts. However,
giving material gifts to one another
also displays kindness, demonstrates
how beloved these relationships are,
and;is;the;product;of;mercy;and;long-suffering. Why? It is because family
relationships;require;the;strength,;wis-dom and meekness of God to maintain. “Let nothing be done through strife
or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind
let each esteem other better than themselves” (Philippians 2: 3).
To make gifts extra special, we think
What would make our sister smile?
pillowcase;with;his;name;or;sport.;Dis-cerning the squeal factor that a pres-ent;will;yield;is;part;of;the;excitement
insight;the;children;have;shown;me;al-ways touches my heart. Homemade bath
sachet wrapped in lace; these things
that is when we buy supplies.
By Beth Foster We;relish;our;Christmas;tradition;of;simplicity.