Daily Archives: December 15, 2018

THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT (10 Days and Counting)

There is nothing better than starting your day in a chapel filled with a bunch of kids telling the Christmas story in song and verse. And – if the gathering in the cafeteria after chapel was any indication, every child had a couple family members there as well.

The Christmas Spirit is shining bright today.

So – tonight…the old Christmas movies are spinning in the DVD player. I’m laughing. Hubby is napping. Dogs are snoring. Temps climbing. Snow melting. Christmas lights twinkling. And…

The Christmas Spirit is shining even brighter tonight…

so strong…

…that I went rummaging among the Christmas books. Not the new glossy ones. Not the ones I read over and over to students and my own kidlets. Not the ones made into fancy movies. Not the thick ones. But the ones that whispered their words to me long before I could read very well as they sat in my lap with their beautiful pictures.

“The Littlest Angel”
“The Night Before Christmas”
“Jolly Old Santa Claus”
“The Christmas Story”
“Kitty’s Christmas”
“Small One”

Simple stories of the season that I still re-read every year. Artists that put the stories into pictures. Authors who heard the story in their hearts and didn’t ignore the urge to write. A Savior who ventured out of Heaven for the likes of you and me. A Savior who gave birth to the greatest story ever told.

The Christmas Spirit is shining everywhere, we just have to open our heart to see it.

“And so He was born, this gloriously impossible baby, in a stable in Bethlehem.”~Madeleine L’Engle, “The Glorious Impossible”

childhood christmas books (personal image)