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Archive for December, 2011

This is truly a gift, free to us, without conditions, to bring Christ into our home this Christmas.

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This is The Christmas Story shown during the 2011 First Presidency Christmas Devotional.

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Artwork by Simon Dewey

 

Last week, we’ve put up our Christmas décor at home and it immediately placed me into such a festive mood!! 🙂 We have simple ornaments and trimmings, but we have the basic reminder of what this season is all about. We have a modest nativity set that helps us keep in mind that all this festivity and celebration is to commemorate the birth of Him who, despite being born in humble circumstances, was really meant to be the King of Kings—even our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

It is disheartening to note that some people downplay the reason for this season in order to be politically correct and not offend those that are non-Christians. They would prefer to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas!” They even discourage the display of characters that would depict the Christmas story, such as the nativity scene or the wise men or even angels. I thought it was partial one way—in favor of those who do not believe. But what about those who do? I think we can all live together and be respectful of each other’s beliefs without the expense of one or the other. Live and let live would be a good rule to follow.


Here’s wishing you the best that this Christmas season brings!!! 🙂 May you have all the righteous desires of your hearts! May your days be filled with love, compassion, forgiveness, and all the happiness that you can find in this world! May we all be blessed with joy and love within our families, abundant resources to share, good health to perform our duties, strength of character to overcome all our challenges, and the wisdom to see the best and learn from them.


Merry Christmas everybody!!! Let us all keep in mind whose birth it is we are celebrating this season!! 🙂

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