Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.
Helen Steiner Rice
Jesus is God's perfect,
The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift,
but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every
other day of the year.
We send out Christmas greetings to friends and family near and far,
we put up the tree in hopes Santa will arrive, but most of all we take
the time to thank God for His Son.
And so, seven hundred years before the Wise Men gave, before
the angels sang, and before the shepherds arrived, Isaiah explains
for us in wonderful detail what Christmas is all about.
Christmas is for everyone, adults and children alike.
Allow this season fill your heart, and let go of the things you dislike.
When we remember a special Christmas, it is not the presents that
made it special, but the laughter, the feeling of love, and the
togetherness of friends and family that made that Christmas special.
Some countries don't celebrate Christmas, but everyone welcomes in the New Year, even if it's on different dates.
Paul K Stevens, Vintage New Year: Cards, Customs, Quotes, Poems, Myths and Legends
New Year Quotes
Christmas can't be bought from a store . . .
Maybe Christmas means a little bit more.
Christmas Poems for Kids
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without mince pies.
Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell, Like Mam Used to Bake
Funny Christmas Quotes
Did you know the word 'joy' appears 8 times in the Christmas Story?
And if we aren't careful, we will miss out on the joy that God promises
us this Christmas.
What a wonderful story it is, the Christmas story. Only God could
have thought of it. Here the greatest storytellers of the ages have
found their art outmarched.
Norman Vincent Peale
The spirit of Christmas is in every shared joy and in every act of kindness
during this wondrous time of year.
Editors Of Adams Media, Christmas Stories You'll Love
"During the holiday season, I watch as people scurry about swiping
those plastic cards through the credit card machines faster than a speeding
And yet, God has already shown us that the most precious gift
cannot be bought or sold."
Let us wrap each gift we give with kind, loving thoughts about
all those who have helped to make the gift possible and the person
who will receive the gift.
The angels' visit to the shepherds became the first Christmas celebration.
It's as though heaven and earth were celebrating it together, as though a
portal to glory had been opened up.
Christian Quotes about Life
In God's sight, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas whenever
we rediscover the simplicity of His love and bow down in thankfulness and
worship, where we are and whatever our circumstances.
Wonderful counselor and heavenly father, guide us to see the true meaning
of the gifts we have and that we share this Christmas.
D. Duane Engler, 40 Prayers for Christmas
May your hearth be warm, your holidays grand, and your heart held gently in the good Lord's hand.
Irish Quotes and Sayings
Christmas holds its place in the hearts of men because they know
that love is the greatest thing in the world. Christmas is celebrated
in its true spirit only by those who make some sacrifice for the benefit
of their fellow men.
Love and Life
Christmas is the celebration
of the event that set heaven to singing, an event that gave
the stars of the night sky a new brilliance.
"From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another
the warmth and joy of Christmas brings
us closer to each other."
Family and Friends
Christmas is a time to celebrate family and friends so this is my chance
to tell you how much you mean to me.
Source: Merry Christmas Wishes
Love and Friendship
People say there are no more miracles, that God does not exist.
But just look at Christmas - a time when people express kindness,
a time when the world stops and actually has peace, a time when people
share with others - a miracle, part of God's plan!
God made no mistake, then, he gave us no small and common gift, but
he did his best and gave the world the greatest possible
Christmas Gift when this Child was born.
James H. Snowden, A Wonderful Night
Once a year, each Christmas, for a few days at least, we and millions
of our neighbors turn aside from our preoccupations with
life reduced to biology or economics or psychology and join
together in a community of wonder.
Cute Life Quotes
It has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Perhaps this is true,
but because of Christmas, those who behold and believe
can also experience beauty in their hearts and souls.
Paul M Miller, Christmas Prayers
Life is Beautiful
This season is all about celebrating the birth of Jesus, the One who made it possible for all of us to
someday live in heaven for eternity.
Dr. David Jeremiah
My fondest memories of Christmas include our family traditions
of putting treasured ornaments and lights on the tree,
decorating our home, and placing special Christmas books on the coffee table.
June Cotner, Christmas Blessings
Christmas mornings are such an exciting time. Many people wake
up with a sense of expectation. Something exciting. For children it's a
time of absolute craziness.
Gary Dickinson, Christmas Traditions Around The World
How can we best keep Christmas? How can we best defeat the
little bit of Scrooge in all of us and experience the glory of the Great Day?
By sinking the shafts of our spirits deep beneath the sparkling tinsel
of the surface of Christmas and renewing within us the radiance
of the inner meaning of the season.
Many people pray and only dream of what we often take for granted.
Especially at Christmas, help change the world one person at a time,
help change a person's life by giving to the
Change the World
Twas shepherds that approached him, when angels brought them word
That Christ, the great Messiah, the cry of man had heard.
Greta Zwaan, The Helpless Baby
What joy the glorious music of Christmas brings to our celebration
of Christ's birth! No other season offers such an abundance of spiritual
Kenneth W. Osbeck. Joy to the World
The festive lights and the gifts and the ornaments are fine,
but they are only a setting for the real jewel: the birth of a Baby
that marked the descent of God himself to mankind.
That's where the true meaning of Christmas lies.
Norman Vincent Peale
Although Santa Claus and St. Nicholas have nothing to do with the true
meaning of Christmas, many people do love the story about this man
who did, in fact, give gifts to the poor and demonstrated for us a
wonderful example for Christmas giving.
I have come to discover material gifts aren't the important things of Christmas.
I learned this through an experience even as a young child. I now know
relationships, traditions, and the greatest gift of all - Jesus, are the important
gifts to treasure.
Charlotte Holt, Christmas Traditions and Memories
God's love is a gift beyond measure that surrounds us and
covers us when the fire of life rains down. It is God's love
and the very reason for the season we call Christmas - or it should be.
With the passage of time and increased maturity, our excitement
regarding Christmas may change. ...
the tree reminds us of the tree Jesus died on to pay for our sins.
The lights testify that He is the Light of the World, and the gifts are
a mere shadow of the greatest gift ever given - Jesus Christ.
Quotes about Change
I will live this day as if it were Christmas. I will be a giver of gifts
and deliver to my enemies the gift of forgiveness; my opponents, tolerance; my friends, a smile; my
children, a good example, and every gift will be wrapped with unconditional love.
Og Mandino, Mission: Success
Quote of the Day
December days . . . as Christmas time draws near; brings family warmth,
and friendship's joyful cheer, from memory's store so many days to bless
and cherish so in quiet thankfulness.
I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone!
The Savior - yes the Messiah, the Lord - has been born tonight in Bethlehem!
Luke 2:10 -11
Encouraging Bible Verses
Advent is a season of wise women and men following the example of Jesus and thereby constructing a spiritual life on solid principles.
Robert F. Morneau, Fathoming Bethlehem
It amazes me that something that happened over 2000 years ago is still
recognized today. The birth of Jesus Christ - the reason
I don't want a Christmas you can buy. I don't want a Christmas you
can make. What I want is a Christmas you can hold.
A Christmas that holds me, remakes me, revives me.
I want a Christmas that whispers, Jesus.
Ann Voskamp, The Greatest Gift
And at this Christmas season, when we pause to reflect on the
Incarnation of Christ -
that is, of God becoming human in Jesus -
we reemphasize that Jesus Christ should remain central to the celebration.
Melvin Banks Sr.
We don't need more parties, or decorations, or gifts, or worries,
or expectations to be added to Christmas. What we really need is
some grace. For ourselves and others. And we need to love people.
Susanna Foth Aughtmon, Mornings with Jesus
Don't be like the religious leaders who were more concerned with tradition.
Follow the example of the wise men, and seek God this Christmas.
It's the reason we celebrate Christmas - God wants to connect with you!
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall,
the genial flame of charity in the heart.
What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present,
hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with
blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
Agnes M. Pharo
Anyone familiar with the Christmas Story itself will also understand that Mary was happily married to Joseph and that the willing took on the role of caregiver for Jesus.
Sarah Lawrence, Mary Mother Of Jesus
After all, isn't Christmas the beginning of our hope? It is the
celebration of God becoming man and taking on the 'form of a servant'
so that he could ultimately give His life for us.
Dr. David Jeremiah
Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved
the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son.
The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith
is that you shall have everlasting life.
Corrie Ten Boom
The love we feel, that sense of joy for the Christmas Miracle,
the Baby Boy will not wither, break or fade
for it's a promise that God
Susan J. Ellis, Christmas Reflections Thru the Years
As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. "Joseph, son of David," the angel said, "do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."
Matthew 1:20-21 (NLT)
There is a new spiritual energy to the beginning of Advent.
It has little to do with the countdown of shopping days to Christmas.
It has to do with Advent's intrinsic, embedded hope of a new life,
a changed life, in Christ.
S. Joseph Krempa, Captured Fire
All around us at Christmas this year there will be those less fortunate
than we are. But don't pass up the opportunities God gives you this
Christmas to personally "be charitable" to others.
Dr. David Jeremiah
God's Message is very personal, and it is life changing.
Open yourself to receive God''s Message this Advent.
David Mead, Message In The Manger
You see, the Christmas most people celebrate is not the way
God intended it to be celebrated. We have commercialized it,
super-sized it, downgraded it, and
for most people, ignored the real meaning of Christmas.
C. P. Lewis, Humpty Dumpty Is Damaged Goods
Poems about Faith
The only blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas
in his heart.
We can participate in every festivity of the Christmas season,
but until we receive the gift of Jesus Christ, we will never truly experience
Christmas celebrates a similar moment for us - God breaking through to
our world. In a feeding stall of all places.
He will not leave us in the dark. He is the pursuer, the teacher.
He won't sit back while we miss out. So He entered our world.
He sends signals and messages: H-o-p-e. L-i-f-e.
Max Lucado, Because of Bethlehem
This season, keep your eyes and heart open for
unexpected ways that God will reveal to you the
hope of Christmas.
The holy magic that filled that lonely stable so long ago still fills the air of Christmas today.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back
to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man
the pleasures of his youth;
that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of
miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!
But everywhere throughout the world - throughout this war that
covers the world--there is a special spirit that has warmed our
hearts since our earliest childhood - a spirit that brings us close
to our homes, our families, our friends and neighbors - the
Christmas spirit of "peace on earth, good will toward men." It is
an unquenchable spirit.
Now, granted, the Christmas tree doesn't have
"everlasting life" just because it is evergreen, but it does represent that to us.
It is a symbol of life.
Patricia Meyers, 70 Extraordinary Object Lessons
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is attending the
Candlelight Christmas Eve service . . .
Shari Howerton, Breaking the Chains
Good Day Quotes
So during this Christmas season, let us take comfort in Him--and always.
Julia Audrina Carrington, Comfort for Today
Is it an acceptable boundary to simply send a Christmas card and
ignore a friend for the rest of the year?
Jeffrey Dawson, Boundaries
Christmas - that magic carpet that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like
a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but
always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
As this is one of the most anticipated meals of the year, a little bit of planning
will help to relieve the stress that surrounds producing a Christmas turkey
Sheila Kiely, Gimme The Recipe
Words of Encouragement
Christmas can become overly expensive if you let it. Remember a
homemade gift is not only nice,
but also says, "I love You" more than anything else.
You can paint cookies to make wonderful decorations for Christmas
or other holidays. Whether you are looking for a fun project
with the kids or just want to impress the neighbors, try painting cookies.
Dennis Weaver, Dennis. Mrs. Claus' Christmas Cookies
To be a parent who is unable to provide a Christmas is heartbreaking.
We all need to share in making a Christmas for
Memories of Christmas past make me smile when I think of you little Sis. We would shake, try to peak, and you were always the one who got caught. But now Christmas means so much more and I am so thankful for the blessing of a Sister like you!
Little Sister Quotes and Big Sister
Singing the "Happy Birthday" song to Jesus brings the Baby in the
manger to life and clearly places Christ at the center of the annual holiday
Ace Collins, Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas
Happy Birthday Wishes
So before we get too far into the holiday festivities, let's pause and take a
fresh look at this amazing event we call Christmas. Think of it as an invitation
from God, delivered by His Son, offering salvation to mankind.
Divesting, humbling, serving, submitting - these traits of Christ that we
remember at Christmas become the template for the life He gives to us.
Dr. David Jeremiah
Christmas can be a maze of commercialism if we let it. Instead, let's make
it a moment of clarity in which we view our sometimes confusing
and threatening world against the back drop of God's gift to us:
the Prince of Peace who was announced by angels on that
original 'midnight clear'.
Christmas has been, as for many, something of a challenge to find the best
way of being together across distance and differences.
The biggest difference and perhaps distance has been between the family
and the rituals of Christmas at home and then Christmas
and its message in church - which speaks of poverty as well as generosity.
Robin Morrison, Christmas Poems
At Christmas we decorate our trees with festive lights and ornaments.
But the real "tree" in the Christmas story
wasn't beautiful at all; it was a cruel instrument of execution,
used to bring about the death of God's Son.
Greg Laurie, Red The Color of Christmas
Every Christmas a thousand, thousand preachers ask if we will make
more room for Jesus than the Bethlehem innkeeper of long ago ever did.
Les Norman; Pilar Norman, Never Have A Minute To Call Your Own
Words of Faith
Christmas is a charming and memorable season for children,
and it is perfectly reasonable for well-informed adults to enjoy cribs,
candles, and carols,
decorated trees, presents, and family feasts. It is not possible,
however, to be a well-informed adult believer without adding
to the value of the Christmas
celebration by searching for the deeper meaning of the gospels,
a meaning that is beyond the comprehension of young children.
Noel Cooper, Gospel Overtures
Poems about Life
There's an optimism that seems to fuel the joy of the season.
Cluade Jennings, Christmas 364
. . . we can be an influence for what is good and right and wonderful about Christmas! We can focus on the fact that a special holiday
is set apart and that time gives us the opportunity to proclaim the Christ that came and died for us!
J S Brandon, Get rid of the 'Bah! Humbug!' Attitude This Christmas
Christmas brings many pleasures; from tree trimming, to special music,
exhanging gifts, good food to
name only a few. Take time in this busy season to remember
the reason for the season - the birth of Jesus
"The Christmas season is a time when churchgoers and non-churchgoers alike tend to experience strong spiritual longings.
Whatever the longing looks like on the outside, for most of us, deep down it's a longing for an experience of something holy, something beautiful. Something like God."
Quinn G. Caldwell, All I Really Want
Great little one!
Whose all-embracing birth
Lifts earth to heaven,
stoops heaven to earth.
But I became convinced that if you drill down to its core,
Christmas is based on a historical reality - the incarnation: God
becoming man, spirit taking on flesh,
the infinite entering the finite, the eternal becoming time-bound.
Lee Strobel, The Case for Christmas