Snack#019

Maria Fontaine
“Take a lesson from God in gift giving: His gift didn’t show us how powerful He was, how rich He was, or what good taste He had. His gift simply showed us that He loved us more than anything else in the world, and that He was willing to do whatever it took to make our lives wonderful.”

Freya Stark
“Christmas is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”

Marjorie Holmes
“At Christmas, all roads lead home.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder
“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”

Emily Matthews
“From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another.
The warmth and joy of Christmas, bring us closer to each other.”

Jesus Christ
“Christmas is not just a time for giving gifts to Me, but it’s a time to remember that the whole purpose of Christmas was so that I might give Myself to you—which I do every year, happily, gladly, and most lovingly.”

Phillip Brooks
“The earth has grown old with its burden of care,
but at Christmas it is always young,
the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair,
and its soul full of music breaks the air,
when the song of angels is sung.”

Harlan Miller
“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.”

Eva K. Logue
“A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; it makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away; while quite unselfish, it grows small.”

Margaret Thatcher
“Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.”

Sister Mary Rose McGeady
“There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”

David Brandt Berg
“What shall I give Thee, Master?
Thou who didst die for me!
How can I give less than give of my best,
When Thou hast given all to me!
What shall I give Thee, Master?
Thou who didst die for me!
How can I give less than all of my best,
I must give all to Thee!”

Lebaron Sharp
“I am the spirit of Christmastime, when all should gladness be.
I am the light that you see shining upon each Christmas tree!
I am the thought that brings each gift from ones we hold so dear.
I am the good that permeates the world with Christmas cheer!
I am the joy that brightens homes and guides our thoughts above.
All heaven and earth rejoice in Me, for I am known as Love!”

Maria Fontaine
“Jesus was God’s gift to the world, not just for Christmas, but for every single day—your whole life through—and even beyond for all eternity, and for every need that you will ever have.”

Marvin Davis Winsett
“Teach us to value most eternal things,
To find the happiness that giving brings,
To know the peace of misty, distant hills,
To know the joy that giving self fulfils,
To realize anew this Christmas Day,
The things we keep are those we give away.”

Jesus Christ
“Christmas celebrates God’s ‘good will to men’, but I also wish for it to be a time of man’s ‘good will to men’. Take a moment to ask Me what I would like you to do for someone else, and remember My Father’s good will by sharing some of your own.”

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