Flower of the Holy Night

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.

Putting Christ in Christmas, One by One #ShareGoodness

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

Where Are You, Christmas?

"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."

Light your FAMILY!

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!