Daily Prompt – High Noon

December 26, 2012

Yesterday, we were told  “At noon today, take a pause in what you’re doing or thinking about. Make a note of it, and write a post about it later.”   Click the link and join along if you like.  

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So, at High Noon yesterday, a dear friend and spiritual brother had come to spend Christmas at my home and other dear friends were to join in the late afternoon for the late meal and evening with us.  John and I were busy in the kitchen preparing a light meal to tide us over until the feast we all contributed toward preparing for the late day meal.  At noon, we’d accomplished all we needed, brewed a fresh pot of coffee and enjoy a cup with a shot of Frangelico to toast in the sacred day, the birth of Christ in a manger long ago and His rebirth in our hearts ALWAYS.

We spoke of joyful memories and faith-filled hopes of joys yet to come.  There were to be potatoes to peel and mash and other last-minute preparations, but in the midst of it all, we were able and eager to pause, reflect, and feel the joy.  Something we should do each day and not just on December 25th, don’t you agree?

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Forgetting the CHRIST in CHRISTmas?

December 3, 2012

It seems to me not a day goes by without my hearing of someone bemoaning the “religious” aspects of Christmas.

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I do not deny having enjoyed stockings hung, red elves and reindeer, and Christmas trees and such.  Presents or gifts are fun.  However, at the heart of the celebration and surely the most intimate and precious part is the birth of Christ.  Yet, it seems a growing number seek to celebrate CHRISTmas with Him.  We all love celebrating and perhaps we don’t all choose to celebrate the same events, so why turn Christmas into Christmas?

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So, I did a little checking and with just a few clicks came up with at least 52 “holidays” in the US alone and I’m sure it’s an incomplete number!  I’m not judging.  I’m happy to celebrate Alice’s first lost tooth, and all sorts of other occasions and appreciate how important they all are but CHRISTmas by its very name is about CHRIST.  Let’s never forget that, please!

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