I love the legend of how we got the poinsettia in the first place. The flower originally came from Mexico, where it was called "Flor de Noche Buena", or "Flower of the Holy Night". According to the legend, the flower first appeared in a little village long ago, in Mexico, where everyone was getting ready for Christmas.
One of my very favorite things about Christmas morning is watching the pure, unadulterated joy on my little boy's face when he opens presents. It doesn't matter what he asked Santa to bring him and it doesn't matter if the trinket costs $5 or $50; he gets so excited he can hardly stand it. When … Continue reading The Joy of Receiving
Suddenly it didn’t matter if that baby was going to sleep in a laundry basket, a crib, or a box. She was here in all her purity and innocence and our family was richer for her birth. She came home from the hospital Christmas Eve and no Christmas gift has equaled her since.
Christmas is such a special time of year when people increase their efforts to love and serve others. The #LightTheWorld effort focuses on serving others as Jesus did—one by one. Here at Uplift the World, we invited our readers to tell us who has made an impression in their lives through their Christlike efforts. Enjoy … Continue reading Putting Christ in Christmas, One by One #ShareGoodness
"Our opportunities to shine are limitless. They surround us each day, in whatever circumstance we find ourselves. As we follow the example of the Savior, ours will be the opportunity to be a light in the lives of those around us—whether they be our own family members, our coworkers, mere acquaintances, or total strangers."
I thanked Phil for organizing the event and including me, to which he humbly replied, “It’s what Father would have us do.”
Love is really spelled T-I-M-E. My children quickly forget a couple of small presents they received, but they treasure the memories they are making of snowmobiling in the back yard as a family, of hot cocoa by our old wood burning fire, taking soups to families, telling Christmas stories by the tree at night, and yes.....we are carolers, because we love music, people and goodies!