Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

One Thousand Blessings - Day 20

651.  Quiet Christmas mornings
652.  Christmas Eve celebrations at church
653.  O Holy Night sung on Christmas Eve
654.  Christmas greetings from friends as we enter church
655.  Christmas cards with messages about the birth
656.  Christmas sacks with bright ribbons
657.  Children who know why we have this holiday and say it loudly during children's time
658.  Little girls in Christmas dresses
659.  Ornaments on the tree that remind me of other days
660.  Pancakes for breakfast on Christmas morning 
661.  Being reminded by my son of the syrup Nanny used to make for the pancakes
662.  A roaring fire on Christmas morning
663.  Feeding the birds and thinking of Mother
664.  Knowing that on some day in the distant past Jesus was born and that He changed the world
665.  Candles lifted high in praise
666.  An offering plate piled with money destined for the homeless shelters and the food banks
667.  Christmas stockings, homemade
668.  Christmas candy, made only at this time of the year
669.  Love for my family that overflows my heart and brings tears to my eyes
670.  The grace that forgives me when I'm not successful at acting like Jesus taught
671.  Church bells ringing on Christmas morning
672.  Church choirs singing Christmas carols
673.  The Chrismon tree in the sanctuary
674.  Cinnamon and cloves simmering on the stove
675.  M&Ms - a Christmas tradition at our house

12 comments:

Patricia said...

I love your listing of blessings this morning.

Hope you and your family have a very wonderful day.

Tracy P. said...

Yes, yes, yes! :-)

Love Bears All Things said...

Love all of your blessings especially quiet Christmas mornings and the roaring fire.
Merry Christmas
Mama Bear

Cheryll said...

I love this! I hope we can get lot's of people to join us.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Your Christmas blessing and mine were similar today, I just haven't posted it yet. Merry Christmas my blogger friend. Thank you. Blessings, Lea

Cindy said...

I've enjoyed reading your lists of 1000 blessings but I have to say today's is extra special. Thanks so much for sharing them. Merry Christmas!

Arkansas Patti said...

Love your Christmas blessings, especially 657 for it not only gives us hope for the children, but makes us realize there are parents who care.

Val said...

I always love reading your blessings. I am going to do this one day. Merry Christmas!

kimbuktu said...

I especially relate to #659 - ornaments that remind me of other days, and #670 - the grace that forgives when I am not successful at acting like Jesus.

I hope you and your family continue to have a wonderful holiday season, and the best year yet in 2011!

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

I have really been enjoying all of your blessings.

em's scrapbag said...

Another beautiful blessing post! Now that is truly finding the good!

Jacquie said...

I cry every year when we sing "O Holy Night" in church. It is my absolute favorite Christmas song. Beautiful.

Santa puts peanut M&Ms in my stocking every year!!