Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Party Friday: Christmas Sentences

Today is the last day of Christy's Christmas Party Fridays and I'm excited to complete the sentence prompts she's given us.

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My favorite part of December is....
December 1-25!
I LOVE the anticipation of Christmas and the hustle and bustle of preparing for the celebration of Jesus' birth.  The season is so busy and joyful and like no other time of year.

The Christmas song I can listen to over and over is....
"Sing Noel" by NEW SONG on the CD The Christmas Shoes

"Sing Noel to all in heaven, Sing Noel to all the earth, Sing Noel, to Christ our Savior, Sing Noel!"

My favorite Christmas gift when I was a child was....
The American Girl Doll, Samantha Parkington
Samantha
 If traveling anywhere in the world were an option I would spend Christmas....
at my parent's home in Muskegon, Michigan, with my parents -- also, with Chris' family in New Melle, Missouri.  No where in the world compares to being home for Christmas with family.

Christmas movies are....
such a joyful addition to the Christmas season!

My must have Christmas treats include...
Buckeye balls!

Decorating for the season looks like....
A real Christmas tree full of ornaments with memories attached.


When it comes to Christmas gifts I prefer to...
Plan, conspire, shop, find a sale, hide, wrap and surprise my friends and family!  And gifts in our house NEVER appear under the tree before Christmas morning.

The Christmas season makes me feel....
Amazingly blessed for where I am now, and grateful for the past Christmases that have brought me here.  Always breathless and tearful in awe of the Christmas story and God's love for His children.

To me Christmas means....
Jesus' birth on earth in complete conjunction with all prophecies about the coming Messiah.
... To me, Christmas is the celebration of One Solitary Life:

"He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in another obscure village, where
He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty.
Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.

He never had a family or owned a home.
He never set foot inside a big city.
He never traveled two hundred miles from the place He was born.
He never wrote a book, or held an office.
He did none of the things that usually accompany greatness.

When He was still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against Him.
His friends deserted Him
He was turned over to His enemies, and went through the mockery of a trial.
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves.
While He was dying,
His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had -- His coat.
When He was dead,
He was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave.

Two thousand years have come and gone, and today
He is the central figure for much of the human race.

All the Armies that ever marched and
all the Navies that ever sailed and
all the Parliaments that ever sat and
all the Kings that ever reigned,
Put Together,
Have not affected the life of man upon this Earth as powerfully as this

'One Solitary Life.'"
- Adapted from an essay by Dr. James Allan Francis

How would you finish these Christmas sentences?

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6 comments:

  1. your tree is beautiful! those buckeyes look delicious!!

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  2. I loved that you shared "One Solitary Life" -- so poignant and true. I also enjoyed your photo illustrations -- fun! And your tree is breathtakingly beautiful... definitely feelin' your Christmas Spirit. :)

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  3. Oh, I received a Kirsten doll to share with my sister one Christmas. That was special. I make buckeyes every year, too!

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  4. Your answers made me smile... especially the ones about family and traditions. Your heart is beautiful dear Brooke!

    :)

    Merry, Merry Christmas to you!

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