Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lift Up Your Eyes ~ Christmas Spirit

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  ~Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.  ~Janice Maeditere

For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind.  ~Loring A. Schuler

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. Calvin Coolidge

And the angel said unto them, “Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

Something that has made this Christmas season extra special for me is taking the time to research what the Advent season means and spending time meditating on scriptures.  I hope to make the celebration of Advent a new tradition for our family.  It changes the anticipation of Christmas entirely, when you realize you are anticipating more than just a are waiting in expectation for all of the miracles God has in store just for you!