Sunday ~”Christmas is Forever”~ December 22, 2019

“Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away.” ~ Norman Wesley Brooks

Good morning, beautiful souls.  Ready or not, Christmas is here. These are the few days I most enjoy during the season, other than Christmas Day.  There is a calm that seems to take over our home.  It is during this time, I count my many blessings and enjoy the beauty and perfect peace of the season.  

“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” ~ Ruth Carter Stapleton

Christmas is a time to share our blessings with others.  My dear mom instilled in me, “Always always to think of others and to share what I had, however small or large it may be.” It is true, isn’t it?  When we give love to others, especially those less fortunate, we celebrate Christmas.  

“The heart benevolent and kind, the most resembles God.” ~ Robert Burns

“Long before silver bells jingled, Christmas lights twinkled, and horse-drawn sleighs went dashing through the snow, God reached down from heaven with the best gift of all. Love, wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hope, nestled in a manger.” ~ Liz Curtis HiggS See notes at the end of this post for information and source on this painting.

Perhaps, hope is one of the most beautiful and wonderful gifts of Christmas.  The hope for a kinder and better world.  The hope for peace.  The hope for cures to dreadful diseases and the list goes on.  But mostly, I hold great hope in the words of Frederick Buechner. 

“What keeps the wild hope of Christmas alive year after year in a world notorious for dashing all hopes is the haunting dream that the child who was born that day may yet be born again even in us.”

Dear friends, as always, thank you so much for your visit.  Know, I am wishing you and yours a most beautiful Christmas.


In the New Year, may we all “keep the wild hope of Christmas alive.”


Joyeux Noël,


Notes:  images via tumblr and Pinterest

The image of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus is titled:  Sleep in Heavenly Peace, it is by Mark Missman.

It is from Pinterest



16 thoughts on “Sunday ~”Christmas is Forever”~ December 22, 2019

  1. Good morning Sandra, what a beautiful post filled with the real meaning of Christmas! Wishing you and Michael a truly special Christmas.full of God’s grace and love. Sending you my love❤️

    1. Dear Pam, thank you. And, my dear and special friend, the very same to you. Love and blessings to you and all your family.❤

  2. Sandra, such a beautiful post for this last Sunday before Christmas. I can’t believe it is almost here, and I agree with you… I enjoy these days leading up to the big day as much as anything. This morning I’m enjoying the glow of the Christmas tree and fireplace while carols are playing. The quiet is magical, and it seems I’m up before everyone else. May you enjoy your day, and I want to wish you a most blessed, happy, and Merry Christmas, dear friend!!!

    1. Thank you, Shannon. May you continue to enjoy these next few days. And, dear friend, know I wish you and yours all the joys of this magical time of year. Blessings and a Merry Christmas!❤

  3. Sandra, good morning. I am enjoying these days leading up to Christmas this year even more, now that my daughter has taken the task of hosting my family. It gives me peace of mind and time to contemplate all my blessing instead of feeling harried and stressed. It’s a gift in itself.

    Wishing you calm and bright days in the new year, new decade coming. Merry Christmas.

    1. Rita, I am sure you are enjoying this season. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas and the best of health and every happiness in the New Year. Blessings to you and yours.❤

  4. Your mother was a wise woman. I hope she knows what a remarkable daughter she raised. Sending many Merry Christmas greetings your way as we enter the final days of celebration. All good wishes.

    1. Dear Jeanie, thank you for your kind words and yes, mom was very wise. Sending you, Rick and your family beautiful Christmas wishes as well. Enjoy these last most special days. Merry, merry to all!❤

  5. Friend Sandra, beautiful and delicate post you have given us full tenderness and beauty … I love them.
    I wish you a merry Christmas in the company of your loved ones. I am currently in Granada, a city in the south-east of Spain that is where one of my daughters lives and here we have gathered the whole family.
    A big hug

    1. Dear Dolores, sorry it has taken me a bit to answer your lovely post. I am so pleased you enjoyed the post. Enjoy the special season with your daughter and your family. How wonderful to have gathered your family. Merry Christmas and everything good and wonderful in the New Year.
      Big Hugs, to you as well.❤

    1. Many thanks, Brenda. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy using your mom’s Old Country Roses, I know she will be so pleased. The very best to you in the New Year!❤

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