Tag Archive Christmas

ByDiania

A-Way In A Manger

A-Way in a manger
Lay fast asleep
As the Eastern Star
Watched over the sheep

The animals gazing
As no sound was made
So great a King
Asleep He laid

In swaddling clothes
The night went by
While wise men followed
The star in the sky

Knowing too well
The prophecy of old
The Christ child to be born
As the story foretold

A mother so young
To give birth to a King
For generations to come
The earth would sing

A story of truth
Written down for all man
Even through time
The story would stand

A gift was given
To show the way
Will you give Him your heart
This Christmas day

No better gift would
He love to receive
Knowing the story of His son
And you chose you believe

ByDiania

The Tree

As you decorate the Christmas tree
With ornaments of love
Memories your children made
Ceramic ginger breads hang above

Does it ever cross your mind
What your tree really means
Can you close your eyes
And imagine Jesus on the scene

A baby boy receiving
Gifts from all around
While animals and shepherds
Stand upon the ground

A king born to deliver
The world from all of it’s sin
A gift no other man
Would ever give again

Born not only to die again
But for you and me to live
You could shop forever
And not find a better gift to give

We get a little crazy
Around this time of year
The meaning of this day
Just seems to disappear

If we take time to remember
Why we decorate the tree
Then Christmas Day would be
The greatest gift for you and me

ByAngie

Christmas Traditions…

Do you have any favorite traditions you do with your family to honor Christ through the Christmas season?

Won’t you share them with us? Please?

Send an email to me via the “Contact Us” tab up at the top of this page. Let me know! And then check back in to see what others have shared.

Thank you!

ByAngie

Passing Your Legacy On With Traditions

The time of year is quickly approaching where we will be in full on Holiday mode. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are almost here! (I know, you want to slap me for bringing it up…) If you’re like me, you’re already thinking of Christmas crafts or working on them. You may have even started your gift shopping. You’re thinking of all the traditions you’ll be doing with your family…

Our family a month before we found out Molly was on the way...

But what about the rest of the year?

Do you have any traditions that you will pass on to your children that are either holiday related or just done every day? Something that they will say “We always did this when I was a lad, and now I want to do it with my children.” (Sorry, I tried to resist throwing in the word “lad” instead of “kid”, but couldn’t. I’m in a silly mood, sorry.)

Sure, there are the norms: Attending church, Bible reading, Birthday cakes, Christmas pies, Thanksgiving turkeys, and if you celebrate Halloween or Fall Harvest you’ll be attending a party or trick or treating. But I’m talking just… something else. Something that is yours?

This last Summer I read a lot of Homeschool blogs. I found that almost all of them have a party on the last weekend of Summer before school starts. This is one tradition I really want to pick up! Something else our family does is on July 3rd my husband tells our children the story of the Constitution. And then there is our Summer tradition of keeping a “Family Newspaper” of what we have going on in our lives. We also have a “movie” night each week where the kids make movies tickets and snacks and we pretend we’re at a theater.

In the Fall we decorate the house, always intend to visit the Apple orchard and Pumpkin Patch, and begin the countdown to Christmas. I have Summer and Christmas down, but all the other seasons are kind of… blah. This is a goal I want to work on for the sake of my legacy.

What about you? What traditions and celebrations do you have that are yours? Do you think traditions are important? I’d love to know!