Merry Christmas!

In the pews at a Christmas eve service with candles 
Every year, it never fails.

I always cry.


The church all in darkness . . .

except for candles in the pews.

Light that comes at Christmas, to each of us.

Open quote mark…a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born.
The Message, Luke 2:10

Celebrate this good news!

Merry Christmas!

–Love, Carol

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From my archives: My family together at worship last Christmas eve.

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When life seems scary…

Sometimes life is scary and confusing and what are we to do?

a painting of the angels announcement to the shepherds by Gaddi Taddeo [public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

We know that the shepherds were afraid.

Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified . . .
Luke 2:9

What did the shepherds do to feel braver?

They acted on their faith.

Do the same among your family.

  • Look for God. (See here for help in tying this quest to Christmas.)
  • Tell the faith stories!

For help in how to talk to your children about the tragedy in Newtown, CT, Mr. Rogers says it best: Look for the helpers.

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The Angelic Announcement to the Shepherds a painting by Gaddi Taddeo, in the public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.