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Christmas is a time our hearts turn to the Savior Jesus Christ. This is a true story of one woman’s experience as she learns that the Lord loves us and knows our specific circumstances.


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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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(Painting by Greg Olsen)

My heart is brimming with happiness during this most festive season!! It also coincides with the month I am celebrating my birth on the earth! As I celebrated my birthday, I was filled with so much joy and gratitude for all the wonderful blessings I have received; for the countless greetings from family and friends; for the warmth, love, and kindness of the people around me; for the opportunities to serve and the inexplicable feeling of bliss which comes along with it! Oh, how my spirit swells!!! 🙂

I’d like to wish you all the same feeling of joy and happiness! May you find peace, love, and a feeling of gratitude that will make your hearts swell as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ this season!

A very merry Christmas to all!!!

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Don’t miss this video! See how some people celebrated Christmas in a food court of a mall! 🙂

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It’s December!!! Woohoo!!! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! And the happiest season of all!!! 🙂 We are celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ!!! And the whole wide world rejoices!!! 🙂 The child in me leaps with great joy and awe at the lights that brighten up the darkness of the night everywhere I go! I delight at the Christmas music I hear all around me and décors that don most homes and buildings—otherwise standing bare and cold in the midst of the concrete jungle in the city where I work. I was touched by the Christmas carols that were sung and Christmas story that was read last night during the opening ceremonies of the Manila Philippines Temple lighting. It is indeed a season of joy, hope, and love all around the world!!! 🙂

I wish all of you a wonderful month ahead as we commemorate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ! May we all find the true meaning of this season and may our hearts be found in the right place as we follow His examples.

I find that the video below is appropriate for this occasion. May we all find room in our hearts for Him, our Savior:

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